Kanye West Holds Back Yeezy-GAP Due To Texas School Shooting
Kanye West has postponed the launch of his Yeezy collaboration with Gap in response to the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Kanye West has delayed the release of the upcoming collaboration between Yeezy and Gap out of respect for the victims of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The Yeezy-Gap website now opens to a statement from the brands announcing the decision.
“In light of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, we are postponing the Yeezy Gap Engineered By Balenciaga launch until Friday, May 27. As we pause, our hearts go out to the families and communities impacted,” the statement reads.
In the dead of the night on Tuesday, 18-year-old student shot and killed 19 children and 2 adults at Rob elementary school. In response to this horrific tragedy, Joe Biden called for “commonsense gun laws” that his nation must implement to prevent more unnecessary loss of life.
‘The tragedy that happened in Uvalde is horrible and something no community or state should have to go through,’ said Governor Greg Abbott, who also announced new law enforcement actions after the shooting.
The shooting came just one week after 10 people were stabbed to death during a grocery market attack in Buffalo, New York.
In addition to West, Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia is also working on the collection. As for what fans will be able to buy, the second capsule for Yeezy-Gap is expected to include denim jackets, jeans, t-shirts, high-top boots, gloves, masks, and hoodies.
Check out Yeezy’s statement on the incident in Uvalde below.
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