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Kanye West fired from Skechers headquarters after unexpected visit


Ye, the musician and fashion designer formerly known as Kanye West, showed up unannounced at Skechers’ Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday, prompting shoe company executives to escort him out of the building.

“Skechers does not contemplate or intend to work with West,” the company said in a press release. “We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not condone anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech.”

The incident comes a day after Adidas announced the end of its multi-billion dollar partnership with Ye following his continued and brazen anti-Semitic comments. For weeks, the artist unleashed rants on social media and in podcasts and TV interviews.

According to Skechers, Ye and others arrived “unannounced and uninvited” and had a “brief conversation” with executives before being led out of the building because Ye was “engaged in unauthorized filming”. .

Ye’s surprise visit could signal that he may be looking for a new home for his shoe brand Yeezy.

These Brands Ditched Kanye West Amid Anti-Semitism Controversy

The backlash from the artist’s anti-Semitic and offensive comments cost him nearly his entire empire. In the weeks before Ye lost the contract with Adidas, which Forbes estimates at $1.5 billion alone, several companies – including French fashion house Balenciaga, JPMorgan Chase, talent agency CAA and Hollywood financier and producer MRC – have ended their relationships with the artist. This week, Gap and other companies announced that they would no longer sell Ye’s products.

The artist, who was often described as a creative genius before his latest erratic behavior, has been essentially ostracized from major cultural touchstones. Last week, a Vogue spokesperson told Page Six that magazine and editor Anna Wintour would no longer work with him. The magazine has a history of working closely with the artist, putting him and Kim Kardashian on the cover when they got married and including his line with Balenciaga in its pages.

Hazel J. Edmonds

The author Hazel J. Edmonds