Kim Kardashian has spoken out against antisemitic rhetoric in the wake of a widespread backlash against her ex-husband Kanye “Ye” West.
On Monday, Kardashian posted an Instagram story in which she said that hate speech is “never OK” or “excusable.”
She went on to say, “I stand along with the Jewish community and demand an immediate halt to the horrific violence and cruel language against them.”
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Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, along with Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, had all issued comments earlier in the day in solidarity with the Jewish community.
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The antisemitic comments made by Kanye West have led to the resignation of a Jewish teacher from Donda Academy. The declaration, which was put to each person’s Instagram story, says, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.”
Kim’s narrative doesn’t mention West by name, but it comes as a rising number of people in the entertainment, business, and fashion industries have called for an end to collaborations with the rapper.
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The production firm MRC scrapped the finished documentary on the rapper on Monday. After making many contentious and insulting comments towards the Jewish community on social media and in high-profile media appearances, CAA dismissed him as a client.
This includes an appearance on the cable news program Tucker Carlson and a podcast edition of Drink Champs from Revolt TV that has since been deleted. Ye promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories throughout those public engagements, where he also spoke about his support for White Lives Matter, his work with Adidas, and other topics.
The Shop, a Lebron James and Maverick Carter-produced program, canceled an episode when West used “hate rhetoric” in a chat that had been filmed weeks before.
The rapper’s pre-appearance social media remarks were deleted from Twitter and Instagram for violating the company’s regulations because they included antisemitic hate speech and conspiracy theories.
Many prominent figures in the entertainment industry, including Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel, UTA’s Jeremy Zimmer, and The Gersh Agency’s Bob Gersh, have spoken out against Ye’s comments during the last few days. On Friday, Balenciaga, a Spanish high fashion label, broke ties with West.