Kanye West: The German sportswear firm Adidas has ended its collaboration with anti-Semitic remarks made by American musician and designer Kanye West (now known as Ye).
The sportswear firm issued a statement that said, “The business has decided to immediately sever its association with Ye following a careful examination.” Halt making the wildly popular “Yeezy” line that West and you collaborated on, and “stop all payments to Ye and his firms.
Adidas declared that the company “does not allow antisemitism or any other kind of hate speech.
Ye’s remarks were described by the corporation as “unacceptable, nasty, and harmful.” Additionally, they stated that they went against the “values of diversity and inclusiveness, mutual respect, and justice” of the organization.
Adidas recently reviewed their relationship with rapper Kanye West after the latter caused controversy by attending Paris Fashion Week while sporting a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt. He responded, “I do certain things from a feeling, I like, just channel the energy, it just seems right,” in a Fox News interview when asked why he supported it.
According to a Reuters article, the rapper stirred up controversy in recent months by publicly severing important business links and through social media rants directed at other celebrities.
The social media companies also removed several of Mr. West’s remarks that users had deemed to be antisemitic, including a tweet in which the rapper threatened to soon “go death con 3 on Jewish people.” Mr. West’s social media accounts, including those on Twitter and Instagram, were also limited.
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