Kanye West has come under fire for putting out a casting call for ‘multiracial’ models only ahead of the release of his latest fashion line.
The controversial rapper tweeted the call on Friday afternoon ahead of auditions on West 26th Street in New York City on Sunday.
The line is set to debut on September 7 – the opening day of New York Fashion Week.
However, some on social media were quick to latch onto Kanye’s request for multiracial women only.
The call-out led some people to say Kanye was trying to stop black women from being part of his show, while others said the 808s and Hearbreak star’s request excluded white models.
‘Imagine if a white singer said “WHITE WOMEN ONLY”?’ one person furiously tweeted.
‘No white people,’ another added.
‘Hmm @ multiracial women only. Does that include the dark skinned multiracial women or just the light skinned ones?’ another wrote.
‘This is a major issue. In an industry that consistently cuts Black models out, you do this?! You are the absolute worst. Truly,’ a furious tweeter unleashed on Kanye.
Despite the anger on social media, massive crowds were seen outside the studio where auditions were held.
Lines were seen around the block in Manhattan, and those waiting for their chance to impress Yeezy seemed less upset about his tweet.