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In early October, Kanye West – also known as “Ye” – went on a spree of public appearances and interviews in which he slammed anti-Semitic remarks and conspiracy theories, criticized Black Lives Matter, commercial The relationship ended and was blocked on social media. The platform, which has led to widespread criticism and disapproval by industry peers – here’s everything he said, and what he does — and doesn’t — regret.


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October 3West, Candace Owens and at least one model wear shirts with “White Lives Matter” at West’s Yeezy Fashion Show in Paris; Southern Poverty Law Center They say The term is associated with a neo-Nazi group by the same name that was founded as “a racist response to the civil rights movement Black Lives Matter” and itself “dedicated to the promotion of the white race and as a united person”. Dedicated to taking affirmative action”. Raise your voice against the issues facing our race. ,

October 4After criticizing LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault at West’s fashion show, the rapper made an unsubstantiated claim on Instagram that Arnault “killed my best friend,” seemingly alluding to designer Virgil Abloh, whose He died of cancer last year, and later claimed that LVMH’s elitism and racism affected Abloh’s health. , West was criticized by Tremaine Emory, creative director of streetwear brand Supreme, for using Abloh’s death to his advantage.

October 6When West complained publicly about its contract with Adidas to make Yeezy products, Adidas says it is reviewing its long-standing relationship with West, and in response “Fuuuuuuuuuk adidas I’m adidas adidas rapped and stole my designs,” West wrote on Instagram.

October 6In an interview Along with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, West wears an ultrasound photo around his neck to demonstrate his pro-life views, and makes the unsubstantiated claim, “There are more black kids than ever born in New York City at the moment.” abortion. Fifty percent of black deaths in America are abortions,” and then the singer brings up Lizzo as saying that being overweight is “a genocide of the black race.”

October 7West has been banned on Instagram for violating the app’s policies after he posted a screenshot of a text conversation with Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he said he was going to use Combs, for example Call me to show the Jewish people who told you that no one can threaten or influence me”—which the American Jewish Committee says invokes “tropes like greed and control” about the Jewish people.

9 OctoberOn Twitter, West claims that he is “Death Con 3 on Jewish people,” an obvious misspelling of “Defcon,” and adds that it was not anti-Semitic for him to say so because “Black people are actually Jewish too. ” – His account is immediately locked by the social media platform.

October 10While his accounts are blocked elsewhere, West posts a documentary on YouTube, which includes footage of Adidas executives displaying a pornographic film.

11 OctoberVice’s Motherboard leaks footage from West’s interview with Carlson that was edited from the broadcast, in which he said the word “Jew” refers to “the 12 lost tribes of Judah”. , , Who really are the people known as the Black Race” – An Anti-Defamation League They say Black Hebrew stems from the Israeli movement; He also falsely states that Planned Parenthood was founded to “control the Jewish population.” (Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger believed in the racist and competent idea of ​​eugenics and selective breeding, which the organization now denounces.)

October 12Talk Show shop says it will not air an interview with West because he used the platform to “repeat more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes”.

15 October, since the deleted episode of drink champs, West falsely claims that George Floyd died because of fentanyl, and not because former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes; Floyd’s family later said they planned to sue West for his remarks.

October 17Conservative social media platform Parlor announced that West is buying it, and West says, “In a world where conservative views are considered controversial, we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.” ”

October 17In an interview Along with Chris Cuomo, West talks about the “Jewish underground media mafia” and says that his “Death Con 3” remarks referred to when “black musicians signed to Jewish record labels and they signed to Jewish record labels.” take ownership,” is a form of “modern-day slavery”. ;” The ADL states that his remarks use “centuries-old anti-Semitic myths about Jewish greed and power and control of the entertainment industry”.

October 19Feather piers morgan uncensoredAfter saying he doesn’t regret his anti-Semitic remarks, West apologizes to “the people I hurt with ‘Death Con'” remarks and “the families of those who had anything to do with that trauma.” Wasn’t what happened to me through.”

October 19West told Piers Morgan that President Joe Biden is “f**king r**arded” for not consulting Elon Musk, and added that he may use the term because he has “mental health issues.” Huh.”

Kanye's mental health

West has been open about his diagnosis with bipolar disorder, even going so far as to call it a "superpower." He has spoken about his complicated relationship with taking medication for the condition. In 2018, he told new York Times He was "learning how not to be on meds," and said later that year that he didn't take any for six months. "I can feel me again," she tweeted, His ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, Told In 2019 that "being on medication isn't really an option, because it just changes who he is." The following year, she pleaded for compassion for her then-spouse, writing on Instagram "she's a brilliant but complicated man, above the pressures of being an artist and a black man who experienced the traumatic loss of his mother, And he has to deal with the pressure and isolation that has exacerbated his "mental illness." This winter, West criticized an Instagram user who suggested he wasn't taking his medication, saying it "Whenever I speak, I take my meds off."

Kanye's Conservatives

Over the years, the West has become increasingly close to conservative politicians. He first hugged former President Donald Trump, met him at the White House and wore his trademark "Make America Great Again" hat. In 2020, West ran for president as a "birthday party" candidate, but it was found out later His campaign was run by those with deep ties to the Republican Party. Lately, West has had a close relationship with Owens. In addition to attending his fashion show in a "White Lives Matter" shirt, West attended the premiere of his documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM, After watching the film, West made a false claim about Floyd's death. The CEO of the parlor is the husband of George Farmer-Owens.

Kanye's net worth

Forbes West is estimated to be worth $2 billion, most of which is coming from his long-term deal with Adidas. After West introduced the "White Lives Matter" shirt, Adidas said it was reviewing its relationship with him. If the West were to lose the Adidas deal, Forbes Told he could lose his billionaire status. Luxury fashion house Balenciaga said on Friday that it "no longer has any affiliation and no plans for future projects involving this artist."

The House of Ye: Chaos, Antisemitism, 'White Lives Matter' - and Steady, Unboard Sales (Forbes)

Anti-Defamation League calls on Adidas to drop Kanye West after anti-Semitic comments (Forbes)

George Floyd's family will sue Kanye West for $250 million over false comments about death (Forbes)

The fate of Kanye West's career is in the hands of his fans, says PR professional (Forbes)

Kanye West is buying right-wing social media platform Parlor (Forbes)