Kanye West dropped from CAA and Adidas after comments

Last Updated on November 1, 2022

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Rapper, headline maker and current king of the hot take Kanye West is finally facing some serious repercussions, as it was announced that talent agency CAA (Creative Arts Agency) has officially dropped him. The move comes after West made anti-Semitic remarks on social media.

In the past few weeks, there have been numerous calls for his sponsors to drop him as well. The biggest was Adidas, which reportedly had a deal with West worth around $1.5 billion, partly through his Yeezy sneaker. One week after his incredibly disgusting and hateful tweet earlier this month, Kanye West said, “I can say anti-Semitic things, and Adidas can’t drop me. Now what? Now what?” Now what is that it turns out they can indeed drop him, as just today the company announced, “Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.”

CAA’s move could be a catalyst for others to either serve their relationship with Kanye West vow to never work with him. Others that have ditched West so far are fashion house Balenciaga and bankers JP Morgan, who had a relationship through West’s Yeezy line. It should be noted that JP Morgan split with West before his anti-Semitic comments were made online.

MRC has also scrapped their planned documentary about West, saying in part, “After discussion with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we made the decision not to proceed with any distribution for our recently completed documentary about Kanye West. We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform…”

West has, perhaps expectedly, been in the news quite a bit lately. Another recent story sees him claiming that Quentin Tarantino stole the idea for Django Unchained from him.

What do you think? Will CAA ditching Kanye West from their agency trigger sponsors and other organizations to do the same? Let us know your take in the comments below.

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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