by Staff writer
Singer Lana Del Rey is not the only one angered by Kanye West’s dogged support for Donald Trump.
In addition to giving a spontaneous, pro-Trump rant on Saturday Night Live that wasn’t part of the broadcast, this weekend Kanye West tweeted that the U.S. should abolish the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery.
“This represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love,” Kanye wrote.
“The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended,” he added. “We are the solution that heals.”
Later, as the backlash intensified, he clarified that he didn’t quite mean abolish the amendment but rather amend it.
“Not abolish but. Let’s amend the 13th amendment We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform,” he wrote.
Despite the slight turnaround, the damage was done.
Both Lana Del Rey and Chris Evans left critical responses to West.
Retweeting Kanye’s post, Evans wrote, “There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.”
Del Rey, who performed at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in 2014, got more personal in her response to Kanye.
“I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism … if you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he’s famous—then you need an intervention as much as he does,” she wrote.