Friday, December 9

Tag: Antisemitism

Adidas will sell Yeezy designs under a different name following Kanye West controversy, CFO says
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Adidas will sell Yeezy designs under a different name following Kanye West controversy, CFO says

Adidas says it still plans to sell Yeezy designs — just with a different name.The shoe and apparel brand announced its intentions to keep selling Yeezy products — which were created by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West — in a quarterly earnings call Wednesday."I can confirm that Adidas is the sole owner of all design rights related to existing product, as well as previous and new colorways under the partnership," Adidas Chief Financial Officer Harm Ohlmeyer said during the call. "We intend to make use of these rights as early as 2023." "Going forward we will leverage the existing inventory with the exact plans being developed as we speak," Ohlymeyer added.The announcement comes after Adidas said last month that it would cut ties with the rapper af...
Anti-Defamation League urging Adidas to end partnership with Kanye West
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Anti-Defamation League urging Adidas to end partnership with Kanye West

The Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to end its partnership with Kanye West — who has changed his name to Ye — after the rapper and fashion designer made several antisemitic comments. Ye was also restricted on Twitter and Instagram earlier this month, after sharing antisemitic and offensive statements on the social media platforms. The ADL is "surprised and concerned that Adidas – a brand that supports inclusion and diversity — continues not only to support the Ye product line, but to release new products even as he continues to espouse hateful antisemitic ideas," said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, in a letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and the company's board.Adidas began its partnership with the rapper in 2016, calling it "the most significant partnership ever ...
Trump critical of “U.S. Jews” in social media post
Politics

Trump critical of “U.S. Jews” in social media post

Former President Donald Trump wrote that "U.S. Jews have to get their act together" on his social media platform Truth Social Sunday morning, saying "no President has done more for Israel than I have.""U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel - Before it is too late!" Trump wrote. Trump, whose daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism, has long touted his 2017 decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner's work attempting to negotiate peace in the Middle East.   A 2020 AJC survey of American Jewish Opinion found that 75% of American Jews planned to vote for President Biden. Trump has long been frustrated by lack of support among the Jewish community i...