Following the Grammy-winning musician’s antisemitic remarks, Skechers and Madame Tussauds have joined Adidas and Gap in severing their relationship with him Kanye West.
Kanye West “showed up unannounced and uninvited” at Skechers in Los Angeles, and Madame Tussauds removed its wax replica of the divisive rapper from public view.
Following his antisemitic remarks, a growing number of businesses are severing ties with the celebrated artist, who has legally changed his name to Ye.
The US shoe business claimed in a statement that West showed up at one of their corporate offices and started “unauthorized filming.”
After a “short conversation,” executives removed him from the building, and a statement followed that said: “Skechers is not considering and has no intention of collaborating with West.
“We condemn all forms of hate speech, including antisemitism, and we condemn his recent divisive remarks,” the statement reads.
It happens only days after Adidas and West called time on their lucrative partnership and declared that the popular Yeezy line would no longer be produced.
Ye’s figure has been moved from the attraction floor to our archive, according to a Madame Tussauds spokesman.
”Each profile is given a spot at Madame Tussauds London after earning it, and we pay attention to what visitors and the general public want to see there”.
The figurine and a wax replica of his then-wife Kim Kardashian were first unveiled in the museum in 2015.
Kardashian and members of her family have demanded a halt to the “awful violence and nasty words” directed at the Jewish community over the last several days.
Due to his fashion labels and partnership with Adidas, West was valued at £1.7 billion and number 1,513 on the Forbes rich list earlier this year.
West’s net worth has dropped to £344 million as a result of the sportswear company’s decision to end the agreement, making him no longer a billionaire.
The clothing retailer Gap Inc., which severed ties with West in September, is also moving swiftly to remove Yeezy Gap merchandise from its stock.
A finished documentary on West has been shelved, and the 45-year-talent old’s agency CAA, and the Balenciaga design business have also severed ties with him.
Although West’s statements were “terrible,” according to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, his music would continue to be available on the service.