The two U.S. actress Aaron Donald, who brought the defensive tackle of Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Rams to the launch on the night of the service, announced that they would leave Donda Sports, the agency founded by the artist formerly known as Kanye West, due to antisemitic comics.mentoring that he made recently.
The announcements came hours after Adidas’ relationship with the rapper, now known as Ye, ended.
Brown’s decision came one day after The Boston Globe narrator said he would stay with Donda Sports even though he disapproved of Ye’s remarks.
“Over the past 24 hours, I have been able to think and better understand how my previous statements lack clarity in expressing my position against the recent insensitive public remarks and actions,” Brown said Tuesday in a statement he issued via Twitter. “For that, I apologize. And in this, I’m trying to be as clear as I can. I have always, and always will, firmly oppose any anti-Semitism, hate speech, false statement and oppressive rhetoric of any kind.
« In light of this, after discussion, I now recognize that there are times when my voice and position cannot coexist in spaces that do not correspond to my position or values. That’s why I’m ending my association with Donda Sports.
Donald announced approximately at the same time that his family would leave Donda Sports, saying that Ye’s remarks “are exactly the opposite of how we choose to live our lives and raise our children.”
“As parents and members of society, we feel a responsibility to send a clear message that hate words and actions have consequences and that we should do better as human beings. We don’t feel that our beliefs, voices, and actions belong anywhere near a space that barely represents and oppresses people of any origin, ethnicity, or race.
“We have the pleasure of working with many amazing people along the way and hope to continue to use our platform to elevate and support other families, children and communities through positive action.”
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown also announced Tuesday that he was terminating his association with Donda Sports.
Donald was the only known active player to sign with Donda. Broadband receiver Antonio Brown was named president of Donda Sports in February.
The 24-time rapper won by Grammy tweeted earlier this month that he would “die with 3” in the Jewish people. He wears “White Lives Matter” shirts and said earlier that slavery was a choice.
On Tuesday, Adidas went down west because of his remarks. The brand had been affiliated with the West since 2016, and the dissolution of the partnership could cost the brand up to $246 million, according to the company.
“Adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other kind of hate speech,” she said in a statement on Tuesday. “His recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and violate the company’s values, which are diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
Donald told the “I Am Athlete” counter in May that the partnership with West and Donda Sports was “an opportunity to open many different doors.”
“It was an opportunity that came to us, me and my wife, and it made sense,” Donald told the podcast. “Choosing all the spectrum of what they would bring, all the familiar atmosphere they had at Donda Sports. Not just me, but my wife being part of it. For me, it was a little devoid of meaningless.
In an interview with Piers Morgan last week, the West dropped Donald into a sloppy defense of his anti-Semitic comments and what he would need to apologize for.
“When I meet with people who write the contracts for the NBA, for the NFL, for professional music and for stock contracts,” West said. “We need to go to the best lawyers, executives, stadium owners, soccer team owners and record label owners, and we’re going to put them all in a room. And we’re gonna read them all… are the top 10 in each of these categories. Let’s read Michael B. Jordan’s contract. Let’s read Aaron Donald’s contract…”
Morgan cut off the West at that moment and the two shouted back and forth. West asked to complete what he called a “brilliant idea. The EP adopted a resolution on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina calling for the immediate release of all political and political prisoners.
“After that moment,” concluded West, “I’m sorry.”