It looks like Kanye West’s influence on the fashion industry has finally come to an end. On Tuesday, following public outcry, Adidas announced that they had ended their longstanding partnership with the rapper – now formally known as Ye – after his continued antisemitic comments in recent weeks on both social media and in interviews.
“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said in a statement. According to the New York Times, Adidas will end production on all Yeezy products, as well as stop payment to Ye’s company.
This move came after prominent Hollywood talent agency CAA dropped Ye as a client and MRC said that a completed documentary about him will also be shelved.
Last week, Balenciaga confirmed it would no longer be working with Ye, despite its creative director, Demna, being one of Ye’s closest friends and collaborators until now. The rapper even opened Balenciaga’s most recent runway show one month ago in Paris with the footage and imagery since being cut from the brand’s promotional material.
Page Six also reported Vogue US editor Anna Wintour, who has had a personal relationship with Ye since at least 2009, has had enough, too. “She has made it very clear inside Vogue that Kanye is no longer part of the inner circle,” the insider said.
On Monday, Ye’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian also made her disapproval of his comments known when she tweeted, “Hate speech is never OK or excusable. I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.”