Hollywood talent agency CAA has officially dropped Kanye “Ye” West in light of the rapper’s recent anti-Semitic comments. Additionally, MRC Entertainment executives say they have archived a full documentary on West, with no plans to distribute it.
“This morning, after discussions with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we have decided not to move forward with any distribution for our recently completed documentary about Kanye West. We cannot support any content that extends its platform,” MRC Studios executives Modi Wiczyk, Asif Sachu and Scott Tenley wrote in a staff memo. diversity.
“The silence of leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or anti-Semitism in general is disappointing but not surprising,” they continued. “What is new, and sad, is the fear of Jews speaking out in their own defense.”
CAA and MCR are far from just cutting ties with West after his now-deleted interview with Drink Champ, during which he spoke of anti-Semitic conspiracies as well as his own false theories. The killing of George Floyd. Fashion brand Balenciaga and banks JP Morgan Chase Ended any and all partnerships with the West.
For some companies, the time to cut ties with West came when he flaunted a “White Lives Matter” shirt at an event, while for others he called “Death to Jews Con 3” on Twitter. Now, more than a week since the Drink Champ interview, it seems the companies are still figuring out exactly how they want to handle working with West.
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A company that is silent on the matter Adidas, many called for a boycott of Yeezy wear sellers. During an interview with Drink Champ, West taunted the company, saying, “I can say antisemitic things, and Adidas can’t exclude me. What now?”
Meanwhile, the West’s dangerous rhetoric is spreading new wave overt antisemitism; For example, at least one has made a disgusting display of solidarity with a hate group Rapper in Los Angeles At the end of last week.