Kanye West finally faced scrutiny from the fashion industry for his frequent use of racist and derogatory comments. The glamorous rapper was once well-connected in the design space, boasting relationships with brands like Distance, Adidas, Balenciaga and publications like Vogue. West used these partnerships to fuel his musical and design aspirations, while making his now estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, a familiar name in the fashion world. Now, after several public appearances where he attacked Jews with hateful comments, similar brands are publicly denouncing his actions and severing ties with the Jewish government. Yeezy design.
West, 45, directed his anger toward the Black community for the first time, though it didn’t immediately lead to the loss of many of his brand partnerships. Back in 2018, in an interview with TMZ, he amplified the extremely righteous point that slavery was the choice of those who were enslaved, then made money. praise from position advocates and sympathizers.
More recently, he gave hate speech against black people by “Living in purity is the problem“T-shirt at his Yeezy fashion show; phrase that has been declared the tagline of white supremacy Anti-Defamation League as it was created to mock the Black Lives Matter movement in response to police brutality.
When editor and fashion critic Gabriella Karefa-Johnson disparaged the t-shirt, West bullied her with offensive comments about her personal style and looks on Instagram and in interviews. . He then directed his anger towards the late George Floyd, promoting a false, hugely disrespectful conspiracy theory about the manner in which he died, despite video evidence and a decision opposite. Floyd’s family is now Western lawsuit for defamation and harassment.
West then began publicly attacking Jews, promoting anti-Semitism conspiracy theories about their power and influence in the media and entertainment industries. Those comments led to suspend his Instagram and Twitter accounts. It also came to light that West made objectionable comments during said interview on TMZ in 2018, but the footage was ultimately cut. On October 22 in Los Angeles, designer Yeezy’s recent anti-discrimination comments were supported by Nazi protesterswho performed the Nazi salute while hanging a banner, “Kanye is right about the Jews.”
After West’s latest horrifying and hateful attack, fashion houses finally cut ties with the artist. Keep reading for updates on West’s working relationship with brands like Balenciaga, Adidas, Gap and Vogue.