- Yeezy’s former COO, who is Jewish, spoke out in assist of Kanye West after his antisemitic remarks.
- Udi Avshalom, who was COO for 3 years, stated West “knows he’s talking nonsense.”
- He referred to as for folks to “chill” and never “judge” the rapper, whom he stated would notice his error.
The former chief working officer of Yeezy, who is Jewish, has defended Kanye West following his anti-semitic remarks, telling folks to “chill” and to not “judge” him.
Udi Avshalom, who labored for Yeezy from 2017 till this month, reportedly wrote on Instagram that whereas he “loves” his former boss, he is additionally “upset at the same time.” He claimed West “knows he’s talking nonsense” however referred to as for folks to not choose him as he would come to appreciate his error.
His feedback had been first reported by the Daily Mail.
West, also referred to as Ye, made antisemitic remarks on Twitter earlier this month. He stated he can be “going death con 3 on Jewish people” however that he could not be antisemitic “because black people are actually Jew also.”
Avshalom stated West “has trusted me for years, I am Jewish. We made history together. I helped build his brand for him. I pray for positive results. I hope he wakes up tomorrow in a better place, do what’s right and get back to building culture.”
The rapper’s Yeezy partnerships with Adidas, Balenciaga and Gap have been dissolved this week following his offensive remarks.
Adidas anticipated to take a 250 million euro ($246 million) hit to earnings this yr by terminating its partnership with Yeezy.
The German firm, which has collaborated with West attire and sneakers since 2014, stated it was chopping ties because it “does not tolerate antisemitism.”
Similarly, Gap stated it was instantly eradicating Yeezy Gap from its bodily and on-line shops. The retailer stated racism and hate was “inexcusable” and never consistent with its values.
West stated he lost $2 billion in a day after his offensive feedback and habits.
Avshalom didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.