Killer Mike’s Anti-Confederate Apparel Goes on Sale
Killer Mike is taking action following last week's White nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va. On Thursday night (Aug. 17), the Run The Jewels member unveiled his new line of anti-Confederacy apparel, which includes T-shirts, hoodies and a mug. Peep the merch for yourself in the Atlanta rapper's Instagram post below.
In case you didn't know, the march in Charlottesville materialized in protest of the removal of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee's statue being removed from the city's Emancipation Park. Being that Lee fought on the side of the Confederacy, which seceded from the U.S. (the Union) and sought to preserve slavery, Black Americans were never all that cool with it. Being that there's still a sizable portion of folks who revere Lee, the Confederacy and racism in general, there were good amount of people who didn't want to see the statue taken down, hence the march. Now, Killer Mike has responded.
Mike's merch comes in red, white and black, and each item in the collection serves one purpose: reminding Confederacy sympathizers who won the Civil War. Every shirt, mug and hoodie comes along with a scoreboard juxtaposing the Confederate and U.S. flags. The score for the Confederate "team" reads "0," while the Star-Spangled Banner reads "1," because, well, they won the Civil War. Simple.
Killer Mike, who endorsed Democrat Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Presidential Election, advertised the new merch in the caption for his post. "Killer Mike x Villains x @daylightcurfew Drops these #WinnersAndLosersCheckTheScoreBoard tee/coffee mugs right now! Make sure u grab one b4 we sell out!!!! Link in bio art by- @atomtheartist," he wrote.
In a video he uploaded earlier this week, Mike told President Trump not to "cheer for the team that was trying to break up the country that you’re now in charge of leading.” You can peep that vid in the same post below.
You can cop the new anti-Confederate merch here.
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