Earlier this month, rapper Kanye West drew criticism and accusations for making various allegedly racist comments about the Jewish people.
The fallout from Kanye West’s allegedly anti-Semitic controversial comments seems endless. One of these is that the singer ended his contract with his managers at CAA.
The termination of the relationship of the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian with his advertising agency comes after several Hollywood stars, the fashion industry and politicians began to boycott the rapper. Other agencies that worked with him, such as WME and UTA, also decided to move away from the artist.
West had been a CAA client since 2016, after briefly leaving the agency for a year in 2015 to work with UTA.
Earlier this month, Kanye West drew criticism and accusations for making various allegedly racist comments about the Jewish people.
Among other things, the rapper’s comments led to the restriction of his Instagram account and the removal of his anti-Semitic posts. Similarly, Twitter messages from him were also blocked due to a violation of the platform’s policies.
This controversy comes on the heels of the controversial “White Lives Matter” T-shirts worn by West at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.
“West’s actions encourage others to amplify his vile beliefs,” said Jeremy Zimmer, CEO of UTA in an open letter within his company, taken up by The Hollywood Reporter. “We cannot support hate speech, bigotry or anti-Semitism. Please support the Kanye West boycott.”
In a column for the Financial Times last week, WME mogul Ari Emanuel said that “those who continue to do business with West are giving their misguided hatred a platform.”
This same Monday it also transpired that MRC, the film and television production company that was going to distribute the Kanye West documentary, announced that it would no longer work with him.
“We cannot allow any content that amplifies his platform of hate. The silence of leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or anti-Semitism in general is discouraging but not surprising,” the company said in a statement.
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