After weeks of Kanye West making anti-Semitic and controversial statements, companies like Adidas, Gap, CAA and Balenciaga have cut ties with the rapper.
Shoe retailer follows Adidas announcement foot locker Said On Tuesday, it “does not support future Yeezy product drops and has instructed retailers to remove existing products from their shelves and digital sites.”
but gap Severing his partnership with West in September, he accused Brando of breaking his deal. announced Tuesday shut down Its Yeezy brand website says, “Anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred in any form are inexcusable and will not be tolerated according to our values,” and “from our store to Yeezy Gap.” We are taking immediate steps to remove the product.”
Sportswear giant after pressure builds Adidas announced on Tuesday that he was severing ties with West. say it: “Ye’s recent comments and actions are unacceptable, hateful, dangerous, and violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
studio MRC Said It will not air a full documentary on West on Monday, and executives said they “cannot support the content that expands his platform.”
luxury fashion house balenciaga— This is closely tied to West, who walked in at a recent fashion show —Said On Friday, it said it “has no plans or affiliation with any future projects related to this artist.”
West also left the record label def jam— a subsidiary of Universal Music Group — as he fulfilled his contract, forbes reported on thursdayand his own label, GOOD Music, are no longer linked to Def Jam. new york times Reported on Monday.
Jeremy Zimmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Talent Agency song, Said “Please support Kanye West’s boycott,” staff member of Sunday’s memo effort Talent agency CEO Ari Emmanuel said companies making money from the West, like Spotify and Apple, should quit the rapper.
West has made repeated anti-Semitic remarks in the last month, including saying he would do a “Death Con 3 against the Jews,” a remark that led to him being restricted on Twitter. Sean “Diddy” Combs was also restricted on Instagram after he shared a post accusing him of being controlled by Jews. They ended what was supposed to be a yearlong partnership. JPMorgan Chase Bank reportedly cut ties with West after he began making inflammatory statements earlier this month, but West was made aware of the bank’s decision before his recent bizarre behavior began. It has, said a source. Associated PressLast week, George Floyd’s family said they planned to sue West for $250 million for falsely claiming on a podcast that Floyd was killed by fentanyl.
Adidas, which has sold West’s Yeezy brand since 2013 and is responsible for much of his wealth, remained silent until Tuesday after saying a few weeks ago that it was reviewing its relationship with West. On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League called Adidas drops the waist. Brand cut ties with West when a small group of anti-Semitic protesters in Los Angeles were spotted holding placards that read, “Kanye West was right about Jews.” A member of the California State Legislative Jewish Caucus responded on Monday: say it “Companies that continue to do business with Kanye West, including Adidas, are parties to this attack on Jews.”
West is worth $2 billion, according to forbes If Adidas drops him, he could lose his billionaire status.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2022/10/26/foot-locker-drops-yeezy-here-are-the–companies-cutting-ties-with-kanye-west-after-his-antisemitic-comments/ Foot Locker Drops Yeezy – Company Cuts Down After Kanye West’s Anti-Semitic Comments