If there's one thing Kanye West loves, it's his wife Kim Kardashian and his family. But if there's another thing that comes in at a close second, it's Adidas. The company has allowed Kanye to spread his wings in the shoe world and make magic. However, after his recent outbursts including calling slavery "a choice," some haters started a petition to get Yeezy dropped from the Adidas brand. Luckily (for Kanye) that's not going to happen (at least, not yet.)
"We neither comment or speculate on every single comment that our external creators are making," Adidas AG Chief Executive Officer Kasper Rorsted told Bloomberg TV. "Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy and has been a fantastic creator and that’s where I’m going to leave it. I’m not going to comment on every comment that he or somebody else are making." Rorsted also said that there have been no discussions about dropping Ye from the popular apparel brand.
But that certainly won't satisfy the creator of a Care2 petition, which already has nearly 12,000 signatures. "Kanye West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions, but we as consumers have the right to fight back against this type of dangerous propaganda," said the description on the site. "That is why Care2 is asking Adidas to drop their partnership with Mr. West and tell the world they do not want anything to do with anyone who believes that millions of Africans chose to toil the fields in bondage for 400 years."
Some fans are putting their money where their mouth is and burning the Yeezys they already own, but for the most part, his outbursts don't seem to have hurt him financially in any way. Fans were certainly outraged after he tweeted support for Donald Trump and compared himself to Harriet Tubman, but they're still waiting for his album.
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