Everyone Is Roasting Kanye West’s Absolutely Hideous New Merch
Graphic design is my passion.
The rollout for the new Kanye West album, Jesus Is King has been — somewhat predictably — a total mess.
First, West missed not one but two deadlines for the record, dropping it in the middle of the night, Australian time, like some stray cat unloading a mangled dead bird on a doorstep. Then, the reception to the record was universally mixed, with some longterm fans calling it the worst thing that West has ever turned in. When the critical notices came through, they weren’t much kinder either.
So sure, it makes sense, given everything that has happened, that the merch for this new phase in the American rapper’s career is absolute, ungodly horseshit.
Take a look at some of these overpriced offerings, works of primal horror that each call to mind that golden meme, ‘graphic design is my passion’:
Anyway, because this is 2019 on the internet, both Kanye fans and non-fans alike have gotten in on the tumult by thoroughly memeing these new fits.
am I being trolled? is this actually the new Kanye merch? is that sock fucking dirty?? pic.twitter.com/zUeUwaa9ip
— manny (@mannyfidel) October 30, 2019
this is genuine kanye west yeezy merch that costs $180. pic.twitter.com/wQ6XzfEdQ4
— Alex [wake up!] (@Some1CalledAlex) October 31, 2019
digging the new kanye merch! pic.twitter.com/hhVhMt67sN
— will (@iamdullmachine) October 30, 2019
kanye fans after he releases a shit album, puts up merch that looks like it was made in microsoft paint, doubles down on his support for tr*mp, and discloses he made $68,000,000 in tax returns this year
— jerome (@jer0me99) October 30, 2019
Why did Kanye make the Jesus is King merch in Microsoft Word pic.twitter.com/JW8eaIVZpd
— Shammy (@ShammyTV) November 1, 2019
if you told me this shirt i found at goodwill was kanye west merch i’d believe you pic.twitter.com/NlnzKhSuHt
— mary had a lil lambo (@marylikescats) October 31, 2019
Of course, true Kanye fans know exactly why the man is charging an arm and a leg for pieces of clothing that took, at most, 12 seconds for him to design. He left the clues right there on his newest album.
Inspiring lyrics from Kanye's latest about how God makes him charge high prices for his merch because of taxes pic.twitter.com/AzQjzNIJxc
— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) October 26, 2019
I guess it’s like they say: Kanye is gonna Kanye.