November 28, 2022
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Ye loses deal with fashion house Balenciaga

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Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has lost his deal with the prominent fashion house Balenciaga.

This was following offensive comments made by Ye in recent times which include antisemitic remarks that led to his suspensions from Twitter and Instagram.

“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” confirmed parent company Kering in response to a query on Friday.

The confirmation was without elaboration. Also, the company has yet to respond to requests for further comments.

Ye—or rather, Kanye West—landed himself in a string of controversy these past few months. Following his suspension from posting on Twitter and Instagram over antisemitic posts which the social networks said violated their policies, he has also suggested slavery was a choice and called the COVID-19 vaccine the “mark of the beast.”

He’s offered to buy right-wing-friendly social network Parler, after getting locked out of the social media platforms.

Ye was also criticized during Paris Fashion Week for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his Yeezy collection show in Paris. White Lives Matter is a neo-Nazi group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

In addition, Adidas has placed its sneaker deal with Ye under review. Ye has informed Bloomberg of his plans to cut ties with his corporate suppliers, and has ended Yeezy’s association with Gap. JPMorganChase and Ye have ended their business relationship before Ye’s antisemitic comments.

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