Kanye blasted over ‘offensive’ outburst

Thursday - 09/07/2020 08:09
Kanye West’s Planned Parenthood rant. Picture: AP.Source:AP
Kanye West’s Planned Parenthood rant. Picture: AP.Source:AP
Kanye West is under fire for his criticism of a US sexual health clinic during a bizarre interview outlining his political platform.

Presidential hopeful Kanye West has opened up about his political platform, including his scathing thoughts on Planned Parenthood, the non-profit organisation that provides sexual health care in the United States.

The ‘Power’ rapper, 43, announced his intention to run for president in a tweet later shared by his wife, Kim Kardashian West, over the weekend.

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Kanye West announced his intention to run for US president this week. Picture: Getty Images.
Kanye West announced his intention to run for US president this week. Picture: Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
 

“We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” he wrote Saturday. 

“I am running for president of the United States.”
 

 

In a new tell-all interview with Forbes, West addressed his political platform and revealed his thoughts on Planned Parenthood.

“Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” he told the magazine.

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Kanye West vaguely outlined his political platform in a new interview with Forbes. Picture: AP.
Kanye West vaguely outlined his political platform in a new interview with Forbes. Picture: AP.Source:AP

 

Planned Parenthood, which did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, provides reproductive health care, education and services, including abortion, in the US.

“I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible,“ West said.

In a statement to TMZ on Wednesday, Nia Martin-Robinson — the director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood’s national headquarters — said: “Black women are free to make our own decisions about our bodies and pregnancies, and want and deserve to have access to the best medical care available.”

“Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilising,” Martin-Robinson continued.

“The real threat to Black communities safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence and the criminalisation of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition.”
 

Kanye West with wife Kim Kardashian. Picture: Instagram.
Kanye West with wife Kim Kardashian. Picture: Instagram.Source:Instagram

 

Additionally, West revealed that he’s not running as a Republican or a Democrat, but rather under a new party, which he calls The Birthday Party “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.”

West also revealed that he had coronavirus in February, and suggested that prayer was the cure. He also said that he’s “extremely cautious” of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Many more of the rapper’s political beliefs and aspirations were discussed in the interview, including his thoughts on taxation, China the political model of Wakanda — the fictional nation in which the film Black Panther is set — and his choice for vice president: Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming, according to the outlet.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced here with permission.


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