Kanye West dropped from Adidas after anti-semitic speech (includes video story)

Ye, the rapper formally known as Kanye West, has been dropped from deals with global fashion brands, including Adidas and Balenciaga. And social media platforms have restricted his accounts after anti-semitic speech.

In addition to the antisemitic tweets, which have now been deleted, Ye has also received criticism for wearing a “white lives matter” T-shirt during a fashion show. When asked in a recent interview if he regrets his actions, he said “absolutely not.” 

“This does send a strong statement that there are consequences when you express anti-semitism and any form of hate,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of Anti-Defamation League.

After Adidas cut ties with Ye, Forbes reported that he is no longer in the billionaire status.

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