Kanye West allegedly drew a swastika in an early Adidas meeting

Kanye West allegedly drew a swastika in an early Adidas meeting
Kanye West allegedly drew a swastika in an early Adidas meeting

Kanye West is going through a recent wave of allegations accusing the rapper of Anti-Semitic behaviour throughout his time at Adidas.

In a New York Times investigation printed on October 27, present and former workers of Adidas and West have been interviewed claiming that the musician had reportedly been partaking in Anti-Semitic behaviour since early conferences in 2013.
West, who collaborated with the clothes firm to create the Yeezy footwear line, apparently drew a swastika to specific his displeasure. According to the investigation, Adidas introduced West with a collection of designs for the upcoming line. West, nevertheless, was not impressed; two folks in the meeting alleged that he “grabbed a sketch of a shoe” and “drew a swastika.”
The New York Times claimed that this was not the one occasion of Anti-Semitic behaviour at Adidas. The investigation additionally alleged that West advised an Adidas colleague, Jon Wexler, to “dangle a photograph of Hitler in his kitchen and kiss it day by day to apply unconditional love”. Wexler, Adidas’ then world director of leisure and influencer advertising, can also be Jewish, and reportedly yelled at West for the comment.
Over the years, West advised colleagues that he believed Hitler was a “grasp marketer”. He additionally reportedly needed to call his 2022 album ‘Hitler’ (however known as it ‘Ye’ as a substitute).
West additionally apparently advised Adidas in 2018 that he had paid a “seven-figure settlement” to the outgoing chief govt of the Yeezy operation, who accused the rapper of “commending Hitler” and “creating a hostile office.”
NME has reached out to representatives of West for remark.
Adidas formally minimize ties with West in October 2022 in gentle of Anti-Semitic remarks he made on social media. The rapper denied that his statements have been Anti-Semitic, claiming the time period was “not factual”: “I don’t imagine in that time period”. He was later labelled the ‘Antisemite of the Year‘ by watchdog group CeaseAntisemitism, and extensively condemned by figures in the leisure business, politicans, and organisations.
The musician reportedly filed a number of trademark functions for using ‘Yews’ earlier this month. A full record of the alleged filings could be discovered right here.


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