Skechers executives escort Kanye West out of building, company says
By Rob McLean, CNN BusinessUpdated: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:57:32 GMTSource: CNN BusinessAthletic shoe company Skechers said in a statement Wednesday that two of its executives escorted embattled musicianBy Rob McLean, CNN Business
Updated: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:57:32 GMT
Source: CNN Business
Athletic shoe company Skechers said in a statement Wednesday that two of its executives escorted embattled musician Kanye West from one of its Los Angeles buildings.
The company said West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, "arrived unannounced and without invitation." It said he was engaged in "unauthorized filming" and he was escorted out "after a brief conversation."
"Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West," the company said in its Wednesday statement. "We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech."
West's visit to Skechers comes a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the musician with "immediate effect." Adidas put the "partnership under review" in early October after he wore a "White Lives Matter" T-shirt in public. The Anti-Defamation League categorizes the phrase as a "hate slogan" used by White supremacist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan.
Recently, West said "I can say antisemitic s*** and Adidas cannot drop me," during a tirade against Jews on the Drink Champs Podcast. He also threatened on Twitter to "Go death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE."
Other companies that have pulled back from West in recent days include Gap, Foot Locker and TJ Maxx.
- CNN's Jordan Valinsky contributed to this report