Kanye West Calls Emma González His ‘Hero’; She Responds by Calling This Man Hers

Activist Emma González speaks onstage at the Center Dinner 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on April 19, 2018, in New York City.
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It looks like Kanye West is still on his dissociated, rambling run on Twitter, and in addition to dropping new music, he recently called Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma González, a survivor of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., his “hero.”


He also bigged her up again minutes later, saying that he was inspired by her.

However, González, perhaps in response to West, wrote less than two hours later that James Shaw Jr., the man who took the gun from the Tennessee Waffle House shooter earlier this week, and raised nearly $200,000 for the victims of that mass shooting, was her hero.


Can’t argue with either of them. More Emma, less Donald, OK, Ye?

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Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.