Kanye “Ye” West Dropped by Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, and Vogue Over Controversial Remarks

Kanye West and Candace Owens wore “White Lives Matter” T-shirts at a fashion show in Paris.

Even after getting harsh criticism from black celebrities, the 45-year-old artist refused to back down from his controversial “White Lives Matter” attire at Paris Fashion Week in France.

Kanye even declared that BLM was a scam.

Kanye or “Ye” then went on for an hour-long video interview with Tucker Carlson where he talked about Christ, racism, his career, his goals, etc.

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Kanye West tweeted that he wanted to go “death con 3” on Jews. This got him banned from Twitter and Instagram.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jew also you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,” Kanye said.

Following Kanye’s controversial comments, major companies have been severing ties with him.

Candace Owens wrote, “Earlier today I learned that @kanyewest was officially kicked out of JP Morgan Chase bank. I was told there was no official reason given, but they sent this letter as well to confirm that he has until late November to find another place for the Yeezy empire to bank.”

“We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A (the “Bank”) has decided to end its banking relationship with Yeezy, LLC and its affiliated entities (collectively, the “Company”),” Chase bank said in the letter.

On, Adidas announced it would stop its partnership with Kanye West, and Gap Inc. announced it would drop items he helped design from its stores.

“After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. adidas will stop the adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect,” Adidas said in a statement.

“Adidas is the sole owner of all design rights to existing products as well as previous and new colorways under the partnership. More information will be given as part of the company’s upcoming Q3 earnings announcement on November 9, 2022.”

Gap spokesperson said, “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

“Our former partner’s recent remarks and behaviour further underscore why we are taking immediate steps to remove Yeezy Gap product from our stores.”

Below is the list of other companies that canceled Kanye West via Insider:

Balenciaga:

Kering, Balenciaga’s parent company, told Women’s Wear Daily that it had severed ties with Ye.

“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” it said.

Insider reported that Balenciaga had quietly removed all mentions of the artist from its site – including its Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga line.

Vogue:

A spokesperson for fashion magazine Vogue told Page Six that the publication and its editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had no plans to continue working with Ye.

Fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson had criticized Ye’s show at Paris Fashion Week, including the “White Lives Matter” shirts.

“The t-shirts this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.

Ye himself then targeted Karefa-Johnson on social media, ridiculing her outfit and saying she wasn’t a “fashion person.”

CAA:

Talent agency CAA dropped Ye, news outlets including Deadline, The Los Angeles Times, and Variety reported on Monday.

Deadline reported that CAA only represented for touring, and that he hasn’t toured since signing with the agency in 2016.

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