Kanye West Receives Social Media Backlash After Recent Trip To Uganda

Kanye Lands In The Headlines, Again Kanye West is no stranger to a little bit of controversy and he seems to be getting ridiculed once again despite doing, what...

Kanye Lands In The Headlines, Again

Kanye West is no stranger to a little bit of controversy and he seems to be getting ridiculed once again despite doing, what some would see as charitable work.

Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian are currently visiting Africa and have noticeably been in a giving mood while on their tour of eastern Africa. Kanye was filmed giving out thousands of pairs of Yeezys in Uganda, with social media buzzing.

In the live video that was shared on Facebook and Twitter, West is heard shouting ‘Yeezys for everyone.’ While the kids in Uganda seemed very happy with the gesture, others online were far from happy.

One person tweeted: “So Kim and Ye are giving poor kids in Uganda fresh white sneakers instead of new clothes and food? Or why are they not rather bettering their environment such as building a school?”

Another person was also outraged as they said: “Kanye went to Africa and gave all the kids Yeezys that is cool and all but he could have filled up all their homes with food and all that.”

A further person was also unhappy and claimed that the gesture could have been a publicity stunt to further the couples brand, they said: “Kanye in Uganda seems like the most disingenuous, exploiting and looking for praise PR stunt I have ever seen. Him and Kim putting their phones in kids’ faces and showing their ‘generosity’ of giving Yeezys just seems so forced.”

It was revealed by national newspapers that the monthly income for the average Ugandan family was in the region of $133.50, while a pair of Kanye’s signature sneakers would cost $140.

The Wests also donated Beats speakers to the orphanage to give the kids something to enjoy music. Though this is an act of kindness, many are pointing out that they could put the money to better use for the community.

Non-the-less, the children seemed to enjoy themselves and were exceptionally happy to spend time with the famous couple and videos shared from the couple seemed to indicate that Kanye and Kim were experiencing the culture and throwing themselves into helping the natives with their day-to-day lives.

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