'I’d like my money back': Sharon Osbourne defends Kanye West, wants 'scam' BLM to return $900K donation

'I’d like my money back': Sharon Osbourne defends Kanye West, wants 'scam' BLM to return $900K donation
Sharon Osbourne says she wants £900k Black Lives Matter donation refunded after Kanye West calls it a ‘scam’ (Gregg DeGuire, Brandon Magnus/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: TV presenter Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she would like to have the money she donated to Black Lives Matter returned. The former ‘The Talk’ co-host made this statement while showing her support for rapper Kanye West, who believes ‘Black Lives Matter’ is "nothing but a scam." Recently, during a fashion show, The ‘Famous’ singer wore a black t-shirt with a white caption "White Lives Matter," drawing a lot of flak on social media.

“Well, we gave $900,000 to [Black Lives Matter], and I’d like my money back, please,” Osbourne told a media personnel. Though she didn’t specifically mention why she wanted her money back, she said, “I don’t understand why white lives don’t matter. I don’t understand it. It’s not my culture. Everybody matters, don’t they?” reported Page Six.

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Osbourne further commented on West, 45, and appealed the man shouldn’t be canceled over his actions and instead encouraged people to ignore him if they don’t “like him.” “Don’t go to his social media. Don’t listen to his music. Leave the guy alone. Let him do what he does, and if you don’t like him, do that. Leave him alone,” she concluded.

Earlier, Ye, known for his blunt statement and unique stands on issues of today’s world wore the controversial tshirt along with commentator Candace Owens. Throughout the week he continued his attack on Black Lives Matter and called them fraud. "Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam now it’s over you’re welcome,” he posted on his Instagram Story on Tuesday, October 4.

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Candace Owens and Kanye West spotted wearing the controversial 'White Lives Matter' t-shirt (RealCandaceO/Twitter)

 

As his presence is covered by the world media, he was at Paris Fashion Week when we made a statement by wearing 'White Lives Matter' t-shirt. However, as per close sources to West, the ‘Stronger’ singer was quite surprised to be getting online tirades on his stand.

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“He thinks it’s a PC thing,” claimed a source. “He wants to give a voice to the ‘other side’ [of the race debate in America]. He doesn’t understand why people aren’t seeing that.”

Some of the other celebrities that were surprised by West's recent rant, included Jemele Hill, who called the sweatshirt “dangerously dumb.” Jaden Smith also denounced the move, saying that he can’t stand behind West’s choice and that “he does not have the full support of the youth.” The ‘Karate Kid’ actor's tweet that is still up on his account read, “Black Lives Matter” and “I Don’t Care Who’s It Is If I Don’t Feel The Message I’m Out.”

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