Kanye West has been in the news for the past few weeks. Most of the outcry has been surrounding the rapper’s anti-Semitic rants. A couple of weeks ago, Kanye West stated that he wanted to go “death con 3 on Jewish.” If this wasn’t enough, he claimed on the Drink Champs podcast that he can’t be anti-Semitic because he’s also Jewish.
These comments resulted in his talent agent CAA dropping him, as well as Balenciaga. He was also locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Now, The wrap reports that MRC is cancelling the documentary they were doing on Kanye West.
“This morning, 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,” MRC said in a letter shared with TheWrap.
The letter also addressed the fact that Adidas hasn’t cut its ties with the rapper.
“The silence from leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or anti-Semitism in general is dismaying but not surprising. What is new and sad, is the fear Jews have about speaking out in their own defense.”
The nationwide outcry for all brands to cut ties with Kanye West following his controversial rants have been rising. Even Adidas faced backlash for not addressing the Kanye West situation. It will be interesting to see if these decisions will lead to the rapper getting cancelled. You may read the entire letter by MRC here.
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