With mounting pressure on brands to sever ties with them Kanye West, the rapper’s biggest partner remains largely quiet: Adidas. But West’s former partner, Kim kardashian(sort of) broke her silence on Monday when CAA ditched West as a client.
Adidas began working with West in 2013, but afterlive white matter“Stunt earlier this month, the company issued a statement saying reviewing Relationship. However, in the following days, the musician went to Make anti-Semitic remarks He even mocked the company for not being able to cut ties with him. The adidas-Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful fashion collaborations in recent years.
“I can say anti-Semitic things, and Adidas can’t leave me. What now? What now?” West announced on Drinking heroes Audio notation. (It’s the same podcast where Wrongly claimed that George Floyd died From fentanyl, not police brutality. Floyd’s daughter plans to sue West for $250 million.)
West’s hateful rhetoric is geared towards anti-Semitic groups One also rallied support For the Grammy Award winner and displayed the following sign on the busy Los Angeles Highway 405 on Saturday: “I was right about the Jews.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has urged Adidas to end its relationship with the West.
“In light of the increasing anti-Semitic statements made by Kanye West over the past few weeks, we are disturbed to learn that Adidas plans to continue launching new products from its Yeezy brand without any apparent acknowledgment of the controversy surrounding his recent statements.” He said in a statement. “We urge adidas to reconsider support for the Ye product line and to issue a statement that adidas and its community have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism.”
In a new statement, the association said that despite “numerous conversations with senior Adidas executives,” the company “continues to do nothing.”
David Schwimmer, Kat Dennings, Josh Gad and Valerie Bertinelli are among the stars who have publicly called on Adidas to end the relationship. Change.org petition It has over 80,000 signatures and promises.
Adidas did not respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment on Monday.
Kim Kardashian has been publicly silent for the past three controversial weeks. That changed on Monday, and while she did not contact the father of her four children directly, she did post a statement in support of the Jewish community.
Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner posted similar messages on social media saying, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.”
CAA dropped West as a client, diverse Confirmed on Monday. A completed documentary on the entrepreneur will be shelved in light of the controversy.
“This morning, after discussion with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we have made the decision not to proceed with any distribution of the recently completed documentary on Kanye West. We cannot support any content doubling on his platform,” said studio MRC directors Moody Witzick, Asif Sacho announced and Scott Tinley in a note on Monday.
They add, “Kane is a music producer and lab. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic tune drawn for more than 3,000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and plot to take over the world for their own gain.” “The silence on the part of leaders and companies when it comes to Kani or anti-Semitism in general is frightening but not surprising. New and sad is the fear Jews feel about speaking out in their own defense.”
Yahoo has reached out to West’s attorney for comment and has not received a response – but according to new TMZ Report, the rapper is no longer working with Brown Rudnick.
Just days after West hired Internet-celebrity Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez, she reportedly told her superiors that she would not represent West because he made more anti-Semitic comments over the weekend. Sources told TMZ that Brown Rudnick has attempted to work with West, but only if he publicly retracts his inflammatory remarks. West allegedly refused to do so and fired the law firm.
Last week, Balenciaga became The first major company To bring down the West in the wake of the controversy. c. B. Morgan Chase He ended his banking relationship with the fashion designer. Ari Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor, one of the most influential people in Hollywood, wrote an opinion piece for financial times She urged companies – such as Apple List, Spotify and Adidas – not to do business with West. Emmanuel’s opponents met in a show of unity.
Bob Gersh, President of Gersh Agency, talk to diverse Emmanuel’s message was supported.
“This is as low as possible,” Gersh said of West’s recent comments. “This is the blatant form of hatred and anti-Semitism one can imagine. It doesn’t get any worse. People really need to get these companies working with him to convince them how wrong it is to support someone like this.”
Jeremy Zimmer, co-founder and CEO of UTA, followed suit, and in a company-wide note, The company said He supports “Boycott Kanye West. Strong hateful voices often lead people to do hateful things.”
MORE: Howard Stern Criticizes Kanye West: ‘He’s Like Hitler’
“Internet geek. Friendly coffee trailblazer. Infuriatingly humble musicaholic. Twitter fan. Devoted alcohol aficionado. Avid thinker.”