Sketchers Tell Kayne West To ‘Do One’
Skechers removed Kanye (Ye) West from their offices in Manhattan Beach, California, a day after Adidas terminated his multimillion dollar partnership. Skechers later issued a statement saying the company has no plans to collaborate with West.
“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,” a rep for Skechers told Yahoo Entertainment. “The Company would like to again stress that West showed up unannounced and uninvited to Skechers corporate offices.”
The spokesperson confirms two Skechers executives escorted West and his party from the building after a brief conversation as the fashion designer “was engaged in unauthorized filming.”
West has made multiple antisemitic remarks in recent weeks and has refused to walk any of the statements back. It’s led to the first real business consequences the 45-year-old rapper has ever faced.
After West taunted Adidas and declared the company can’t drop him given their successful Yeezy partnership, the brand did just that following widespread outrage. According to Forbes, Adidas terminating the deal — which accounted for $1.5 billion of West’s net worth — made the entrepreneur lose his billionaire status, although he’s still worth a cool $400 million!