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Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus Tour’ Merch: Skulls Wearing Confederate Flags and Native American Headdresses

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(Nabil for Island Def Jam Records)

(Nabil for Island Def Jam Records)

(Photo via Virgil Abloh's Instagram)
(Photo via Virgil Abloh’s Instagram)

Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus tour last night in Seattle last night and along with a huge setlist of hits new and old, Kanye is recasting all kinds of religious and historical iconography into his own light.

To start, his tour merch includes shirts like the one you see above, with the grim reaper/skeleton holding a scythe draped in a tattered Confederate Flag, often viewed as a symbol of racism. According to Complex, (via the Instagram of Kanye’s creative director Virgil Abloh) Kanye’s shirts also include a skeleton praying above a Yeezus logo done up like the classic Metallica logo:

(Photo via Virgil Abloh's Instagram)
(Photo via Virgil Abloh’s Instagram)

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