Antonio Brown has affirmed his dedication to Kanye West and his sports activities advertising company DONDA Sports activities, as firms, manufacturers, and people are severing ties with the rapper of their droves over his antisemitic feedback.
The previous NFL star, who joined DONDA Sports activities as president in February, issued an announcement shortly after Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive sort out Aaron Donald introduced they terminated their affiliation with the company.
On Tuesday night (Oct. 25), Antonio Brown took to social media to voice his assist for Kanye West.
“Over the previous few weeks the world’s reactionary and selective outrage at feedback within the media made by my brother, Ye, have infected and sparked rampant dialog and reflection. I too have been capable of replicate on statements that I and others in my circle have made that lack readability in expressing my stance. The individuals and types which have relentlessly profited from Black concepts and Black tradition selected to distance themselves at a really particular time: a time that demonstrated their prioritization of sure teams over others,” Antonio Brown stated.
“None of us on this world are freed from judgment, but we dwell in a time the place scrutiny and pessimism have pushed our dialogues on cultural points towards diatribes. Sensationalism and groupthink have compelled individuals to not communicate their minds and act out in worry reasonably than love. For these causes, I stand by my dedication to freedom of speech, thought, and opinion. I actively search to coexist in locations the place I could have a distinction of opinion as a result of it’s range in thought that pushes humanity ahead.”
He concluded, “I stay in assist of the humanity that’s Ye.”
Adidas Severs Ties With Kanye West
In the meantime, earlier on Monday, Adidas introduced it severed all ties with Kanye West. The corporate cited Ye’s “unacceptable, hateful and harmful” current feedback and actions. In line with Forbes, Ye’s internet value dropped to $400 million because of Adidas’ determination.
Moreover, Hole is eradicating all Yeezy Hole merchandise from their shops, though the partnership with Ye led to September. “Antisemitism, racism and hate in any kind are inexcusable and never tolerated in accordance with our values,” Hole stated in an announcement.