E Point Perfect

Calif. Jewish Caucus Calls on Adidas to Sever Ties with Kanye West Over Antisemitism


Adidas logo
An Adidas logo is pictured on a shirt. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/Files

Leadership of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus held a press conference Monday calling on Adidas to sever ties with rapper Ye – also known as Kanye West – over his antisemitic threats to kill Jews.

Following a weekend in which antisemitic banners amplifying Ye’s death threats were draped over an overpass in Los Angeles and some 25 flyers blaming gun control on Jewish people were disbursed in Beverly Hills, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, a Democrat from Woodland Hills, and Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, also issued a statement of condemnation.

“Words have consequences. Kanye West threatened Jews, and now other extremists are openly threatening our Jewish community with hateful banners on the 405 freeway and distributing appalling antisemitic propaganda in our neighborhoods,” the statement reads.

“We are proud to be Jewish and we will not remain silent when hatred and bigotry are openly directed at our Jewish community or any other community in California. Any company — including Adidas — that continues to do business with Kanye West is party to this attack on Jews. It is morally indefensible to turn a blind eye to antisemitism and to put profits over the safety of Jews or others targeted by hate,” the statement continued.

“We are grateful to those who have spoken out in solidarity with our Jewish community. Together, we will build a stronger and safer state.”


Source link

Related posts

Partnership with Bank of America Puts Works by Artists with Challenges on Display Locally

San Diego’s COVID Hospitalizations Drop by 6 to 277

Hillel of San Diego Announces Long-awaited Opening of Jewish Center at UC San Diego

Molina Healthcare of CA Donates Furniture and Supplies to McAlister Institute Treatment Center

SDPD: At-risk Man Missing from Golden Hill Located

San Diego Humane Society Assists Horse After Fall in Escondido