The public is coming for Kanye West on another level now. This time the “Jesus Walks” rapper took things too far when he made his slavery comment and now a new petition is going around to get his deals with Adidas to completely end.
Mr West has been making his rounds in the media and tweeting so much lately that it has lead to many people (including fellow celebs) to raise their voice and speak up against his recent actions.
The father of three and Yeezy designer made offensive comments regarding slavery in an interview with TMZ. saying “slavery for 400 years sounds like a choice.”
Since the interview went viral, it has rubbed people the wrong way and offended million since of people, including his fans. This sparked a petition to boycott Kanye West and all his projects he is involved in, as well as his removal from Adidas who is behind his Yeezy branded shoes.
The petition on Care2 is urging Adidas to drop Kanye West and Yeezy which is major as it is one of the top-selling collaborations that Adidas has.
“While Kanye can live safely in his multi-million dollar castle, the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment. Some even die because this behavior is so ingrained in our society,”
The petition reads.
“Kanye West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions — but we as consumers have the right to fight back against this type of dangerous propagation”
There are currently 3,056 supporters out of a goal of 10,000. Kanye has yet to make a statement nor has Adidas.