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Kanye West's upcoming Yeezy Season 4 fashion show is already caught up in a very serious controversy. According to The Fashion Law, his model casting call could be illegal.

The entertainer has fought tooth and nail to be a major player in the fashion industry — and change the world.

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West's fashion shows have always been one of the most diverse runways and presentations, a much-needed antidotes to the very white fashion industry.

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However, his latest move when casting his Yeezy Season 4 collection for New York Fashion Week this month has left people scratching their heads.

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Kanye West posted a casting call notice, saying that his brand was specifically looking for "multiracial women only."

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This caused side-eyes of epic proportions.

And apparently, it could very well be illegal since it violates equal opportunity laws.

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Per The Fashion Law, this casting call breaks laws that do not allow workplaces to "discriminate against someone (either an applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information."

The Fashion Law states that the hit broadway show "Hamilton" ran into similar problems with a casting call targeting people of color.

While multiracial is an ambiguous term, anyone can easily conclude that it excludes people of a single race, which is a red flag for workplace civil rights watchdogs.

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Technicalities like models not being full-time employees, or that the Yeezy show is art may not hold up if West is hit with a lawsuit.

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Again, per The Fashion Law, The Ferrill v. Parker Group, Inc. court case states "A film director casting a movie about African-American slaves may not exclude Caucasians from the auditions but the director may limit certain roles to persons having the physical characteristics of African-Americans."

To be clear: we have NO DOUBT that Kanye's intentions were good. He clearly wanted to cast a diverse runway for his major presentation, and encourage other designers to do the same.

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But Kanye needs to be careful with casting notices like this. We'd hate to see him, and his noble intentions, on the wrong side of the law.

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