An image of the clothes being sold out of what looked like trash bags that was uploaded by a shopper depicting the Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga line went viral after a photo was posted on Twitter.
As the tweet stated, “This is how they are selling Yeezy GAP. The sales associate said Ye got mad when he saw they had it on hangers, and this is how he wanted it. They won’t help you find ur size too, you just have to just dig through everything.”
A few weeks ago, in an interview, West said that he was inspired by the homeless and was asked if he understood why the displays had been criticized as insensitive.
Ye said, “I am an innovator, and I am not here to sit up and apologize for my ideas. That is exactly what the media tries to do: make us apologize for any idea that does not fall under exactly the way they want us to think.”
As the 45-years-old rapper clarified, the large bags are not trash bags, but they are actually large construction bags.
The ‘Runaway’ singer said, “This is not a joke, this is not a game, this is not just a celebrity collaboration … this is my life. I am fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people.”
In response to the display’s problems, fans were quick to call them out on social media.
There was a tweet that said, “The way Kanye and Balenciaga think these type of set ups and lifestyles are something people choose is beyond crazy. Like bro if given the option nobody would buy clothes at a swap meet, they do it bc they have to.”
Even with backlash and criticism, there is no doubt that the collection remains popular and is selling out in multiple Gap stores across the country.