Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was escorted out of the Los Angeles office of shoemaker Skechers, the company said Wednesday afternoon, as the fallen rapper and fashion mogul continues to face fallout from his recent antisemitic remarks.
“Skechers is not considering and has no intention of working with West. We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech,” the company said in a statement. “The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices.”
Several companies and organizations have condemned Ye over his recent racist and antisemitic remarks. The Skechers incident comes a day after Adidas severed its relationship with him. Also Tuesday, Foot Lockerand Gap said they would immediately remove products from Ye’s Yeezy line from their stores, saying they do not tolerate antisemitism.
According to Forbes, Ye’s net worth was cut from billionaire to $400 million after Adidas fired him.
Skechers says, Ye “arrived unannounced and without invitation at one of Skechers’ corporate offices in Los Angeles. Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his party from the building after a brief conversation.”
Now, we don’t know if Kanye did his research or not, but Skechers is owned and operated by a Jewish family — Robert Greenberg founded it, and his son Michael is currently the President. Considering his rampant anti-Semitism, you could say he barked up the wrong tree.
We’re guessing Kanye’s goal was for Skechers to be his new partner for the Yeezy shoe brand — working both as a manufacturer and distributor, as Adidas did before it dropped him this week. Well, he struck out.