Kanye West had five sources of income and four are gone since he’s lost deals and partnerships with his major sources of income.
Subsequently, a big portion of A-listers in the fashion industry spoke out against Ye’s “White Lives Matter” display, including British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, model Gigi Hadid and Vogue global fashion editor-at-large Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who called the sweatshirts “deeply offensive, violent and dangerous.”
Floyd’s family plans to sue Kanye West for $250 million for “defamation” and “emotional distress.” But the biggest backlash was still to come.
After the Champion rapper’s Oct. 8 tweet promising to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” and subsequently echoing popular antisemitic viewpoints about Jewish people controlling the entertainment industry and media, stars including Jamie Lee Curtis and Sarah Silverman spoke out against Ye.
Undoubtedly the controversy grew, and days later Ye’s ex, Kim Kardashian, condemned antisemitic hate speech, as did a plethora of other celebs and major corporations.
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.— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) October 24, 2022
Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, talent agency CAA, T.J. Maxx, Madame Tussauds London, Peloton, Foot Locker and production company MRC, which had completed a documentary about the artist, were among the businesses who severed ties with Ye after his antisemitic remarks.