“We’re behind black women”: Planned Parenthood hit back at Kanye West for claiming that white supremacists lead the organization “to do the work of the devil”
- Rapper Kanye West slammed Planned Parenthood as an organization run by ‘white supremacists to do the work of the devil’ in a Forbes interview on Wednesday
- In response, Planned Parenthood has called Kanye’s comments “offensive” and “infantilization.”
- Nia Martin-Robinson, director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, rebuked the star in a statement
Planned Parenthood has returned to rapper Kanye West’s claims on Wednesday that the organization will be “placed by white supremacists in cities to do the work of the devil.”
Kanye, 43, made the inflammatory remarks in a controversial interview with Forbes Magazine, where he also says that he is “pro-life” because he “follows the word of the Bible.”
However, Nia Martin-Robinson, director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, has rebuked the star, calling his claims “offensive” and “infantilization.”
Inflammatory: 43-year-old Kanye West (above in February this year) claimed in an interview on Wednesday that Planned Parenthood is run by white supremacists to do ‘the work of the devil’
“Any insinuation that abortion is a black genocide is offensive and infantilizing,” Nia’s statement began.
“The real threat to the safety, health and life of black communities stems from a lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police brutality and the criminalization of reproductive health through opposition to abortion.”
Nia added, “At Planned Parenthood, we trust and stand behind black women who are in charge and continue to lead when it comes to the health, rights and physical autonomy of those in their communities.”
Knockback: Nia Martin-Robinson, director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, has rebuked the star, calling his claims “offensive” and “infantilization”
In 2017, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian met West Sue Dunlap, the president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles in an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians so that she could form an opinion about the organization and its services.
Planned Parenthood’s perception is that it is an abortion clinic; that’s not how it is, ‘said 39-year-old Kim enthusiastically in the episode, praising the group, while her sister Khloe said it was a pro choice.
Kim added, “Hear that first hand [women’s stories] really made it for me. She later posted about the experience on Instagram and said she was with Planned Parenthood.
Advocate: In 2017, Kim and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney Planned Parenthood visited Los Angeles, and later approved the organization saying, “ I’m standing with #PP. ”
“My sisters and I recently visited Planned Parenthood and learned that the United States House of Representatives has enacted a bill that will strip health care coverage of millions and increase healthcare costs, including Planned Parenthood patients,” she wrote.
Add: ‘They are such a great place that offers so much to so much! #istandwithpp. ‘
Kanye has also had a huge backlash for revealing his anti-vaccination stance, telling Forbes, “It’s so many of our kids getting vaccinated and paralyzed … So when they say we’re going to fix COVID with a vaccine, I am extremely careful. ‘
The rapper also claimed that in February this year he had COVID-19 and took hot showers and watched instructional videos to pamper himself. He then referred to every possible COVID vaccine as a “mark of the beast.”