Follow Ian on Twitter » as screen readers and screen magnifiers, and with users with disabilities who use these technologies. (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard or other standards to the extent required by the Americans Raf. You might not know his name. Lose. “Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening,” says Rose. "I noticed that his influence on Tumblr and on the internet doing streetwear fashion," Rocky explained to Forbes. But that was in late 2016, well before the #MeToo movement began holding powerful men accountable for their actions, and so despite the deluge of allegations, the 25-year-old Connor continues to thrive in the fashion world. The truly plugged in have known him for years, but Ian has gained attention recently because he's the first artist/personality Rocky signed to his AWGE creative collective. To numerous women, however, he’s known as something else entirely: rapist. With the exception of Theophilus London, few men of influence in the hip-hop community have been willing to call out—let alone cut ties with—Connor. None of that, however, answers the question: But who the fuck is Ian Connor? You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according How did that come about? Indeed, one of the problems with the Connor case is that many of the women he allegedly targeted are young, poor and black, so they were too afraid to report him. And it wasn’t until around YEEZY Season 2, once I started doing work with Kanye and shit, that’s when Ye started to really fuck with me, see what’s inside my head. Our website will be tested on a periodic basis with assistive technology such But the n*gga I actually did look up to was this guy A$AP Bari, who is Rocky’s best friend. The company is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its Web site for all people with While we also got the chance to speak with the self-proclaimed "King of the Youth" a few months back, the 22-year-old's conversation with SSENSE touched on today's hottest topics, such as Instagram and YEEZY Season. Thankfully, we have A$AP Rocky. Brock Cardiner is Highsnobiety's LA Editorial Director. Like, before “fashion,” I was weird, but people fucked with me. Fashion innovator. In addition to London, one of the precious few famous voices to have these women’s backs has been Amber Rose. An 18-year-old girl has become the latest to accuse Ian Connor, Kanye West's fashion consultant, of rape. I saw that he looked up to Virgil, so it’s like a chain. relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA I’m disgusted with him, because I truly believe that he did everything that they said he did. Like, I. Actually, I still have flannels from when I was literally 17. receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com. Just like the kids who look up to me who don’t know who Bari is, but they know I look up to Bari, they’re gonna look up to him just because that’s your idol’s idols, you know what I’m saying? (Connor has denied the allegations.). Shirts [clapping for emphasis]. No stranger to controversy, enjoy some choice quotes below and follow the link at the bottom for the entire interview. “There’s this ‘snitching’ culture where you can’t snitch on a guy, and nobody will ever really respect you if you snitch. They wouldn’t do it, or they wouldn’t understand it, but they fucked with it. [Pulls up his shirt and points to a tattoo of a Raf Simons shirt on his stomach] I lost this Raf shirt and I didn’t give a fuck! If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please specify the Web page(s) to Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Creative director. At least a dozen women came forward to accuse Connor of sexual assault, and, after The Daily Beast ran a story detailing how the rapper Theophilus London had branded Connor a “rapist” on Twitter, several other women reached out to this reporter with their own Ian Connor horror stories. Actually, Ian has worked on every Yeezy Season and modeled in all the shows -- you'll spot him as the only model chain-smoking on the runway. Alternatively, you can object to ... One thing that’s very troubling that’s going on right now is the situation with Ian Connor. Follow Ian on Twitter » Follow on Twitter The allegations began surfacing in early 2016, when Malika Anderson, then a senior at Emory University, penned a blog post titled, “Ian Connor Is a Rapist and I Know Firsthand.” But he's been catching a lot of press recently because he found himself in the middle of the Wiz Khalifa - Kanye West #coolpants Twitter beef -- having originally developed much of Wiz's look before ultimately switching gears to work with Kanye on his Yeezy Season collections. accessibility of any particular Web page on our website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com “It’s that culture where you can’t say anything and almost have to sweep it under the rug, and I think a lot of [men] feel like, ‘Well, who cares? They felt it was their word against that of a wealthy, well-connected celebrity hanger-on. But you know Ian Connor's style. It's felt not just by his immediate circle of influence but by the streetwear community at large. In another blog post titled “For Malika,” the artist Jenn Deaux claimed that Connor raped her as well. access is sought, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you. It's kissed the wardrobes of Wiz Khalifa, Kylie Jenner, more than 440 thousand Instagram followers, and yesterday's Yeezy Season 3 offering. These girls put themselves in these situations, so they deserve it.’ That’s obviously everything I speak about at my SlutWalk. "Being the face for it, he was the king of the youth.". The allegations began surfacing in early 2016, when Malika Anderson, then a senior at Emory University, penned a blog post titled, “Ian Connor Is a Rapist and I Know Firsthand.” In it, Anderson alleged that Connor sexually assaulted her on Oct. 5, 2014, penetrating her without her consent. Please When Virgil reached out to me I didn’t know who he was – I didn’t know what a creative director was, what the job titled consisted of to Kanye. Close. Like, I lost this shirt! Ian Connor dropped by the offices of online retailer SSENSE recently for a full photo shoot and interview. to the basic tariffs. “I feel like probably a lot of his male friends know what he does—maybe they do the same—but they’ll never tell on him because then they’ll be known as a snitch, and nobody will respect them,” she continues. https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/696832959068905477. Yeah, even when I was weird. And creative consulting for Kanye West, that’s like the all-star team. The teenager has told Daily Mail Online … Ian Connor dropped by the offices of online retailer SSENSE recently for a full photo shoot and interview. The style icon/entrepreneur—and architect of the popular Amber Rose SlutWalk—told The Daily Beast that “21 women” had reached out to her to accuse Connor of sexual assault. So certain things I still really cling on to. And if all of that isn't enough to make you want to aspirational-follow or hate-follow him on Instagram, do it for his favorite running bit (and mine): taking mirror selfies with middle-aged men in airport bathrooms every time he touches down in a new city. Meanwhile, in addition to Connor, Rose says that women have confided in her about other alleged sexual abusers within the hip-hop community. Ian O'Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller "Belichick." Rose can’t believe it. Our full interview with Amber Rose will run early next week. I believe these girls because they’re from all over the world, they don’t know each other, and they all have the same exact story.”, She adds, “I don’t know why [Connor’s] still walking around. Rose says a number of women have come forward to her and accused the renowned fashion stylist of sexual assault. “It’s disheartening, because these girls are regular girls who have no voice. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the Like poor as fuck. ©2020 Viacom International Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Like it’s your father’s father, so you automatically gotta fuck with your grandfather. regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. “People look at celebrities—or influencers—as though they can get any girl they want, so why would they rape girls or sexually assault girls? Working with a retained accessibility consultant, it is planning to implement over time the That I have now, that I still wear. with Disabilities Act (”ADA”). And that’s what it was with Virgil. It doesn’t matter if you go to his house at midnight or five o’clock in the morning, you always have the right to say no.”. or call +49 (0)30 235 908 500. And in December, he boasted of making $516,000 in just three hours. Recently appointed to Kanye West's creative team, Connor has carved a niche for himself by being "the first of my kind and the only. *If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you “They never got a rape kit because they were scared, and on the other side, it’s almost as if he’s not famous enough for people to write a story about him and really blow it up because nobody cares about him enough to give a fuck that he’s actually raping women,” says Rose. Maybe you don't even know his face. Ian O'Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller "Belichick."

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