Kanye West dropped by talent agency CAA after anti-Semitic comments; Kim Kardashian denounces the tirade

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The fallout from Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic remarks continued on Monday, including the rapper dumped by his talent agency, a production company ending a documentary about him and a statement condemning his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

ABC News has confirmed that Hollywood talent agency CAA is no longer representing West, also known as Ye, following his recent tirade.

In a statement, the MRC film studio announced that it had abandoned a documentary project involving Ye.

MRC leaders Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley said in a memo, “We cannot support any content that amplifies its platform.”

In their long note, Wiczyk, Satchu and Tenley dive deep into the history of anti-Semitism.

“Kanye is a producer and music sampler. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic track that has stuck with us for over 3,000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain. This song was performed a capella in the days of the Pharaohs, Babylon and Rome, went acoustic with The Spanish Inquisition and Russia’s Pale of Settlement, and Hitler took the song electric Kanye has now helped bring it into the modern age,” they wrote.

Kim Kardashian also added her voice to the growing backlash against Ye’s remarks.

“Hate speech is never okay or excusable,” Kardashian said in a statement released on his Instagram account, which has 332 million followers. “I stand with the Jewish community and call for an immediate end to the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric against them.”

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles told ABC7 that there is an ongoing fear in the community that such words promote hate groups and lead to violence.

“When you have someone who is an influencer like Kanye West, it gives other people the energy to then use those words and say, ‘I feel that too,’” said Rabbi Noah Farkas, door-to-door. word of the federation. “And that’s exactly what we saw on Saturday.

On October 8, Ye tweeted that he was “dying con 3 (sic) on JEWS”, and also that, “You played with me and tried to test anyone who opposes your program,” without specifying which group he was addressing, according to Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine records retrieved by CNN.

His tweet has since been deleted and Twitter has locked his account. In an interview conducted after the controversial tweet, West told Piers Morgan he was sorry for the people he had hurt, although he also said he had no regrets for making the remark.

Photos taken Saturday show a small group of protesters on a 405 Freeway overpass, their arms raised in what appears to be a Nazi salute behind banners reading “honk if you know” next to “Kanye is right about the Jews”.

“These people have freedom of speech,” Farkas said. “We live in a country where freedom of expression is possible. However, if you decide to create an environment where you create a feeling of hatred and bigotry, anti-Semitism, racism, then you have to face the consequences of the people you’re connected to.”

Meanwhile, Beverly Hills police are investigating the dumping of about 25 anti-Semitic fliers in the uptown area that accuse Jewish people of controlling guns.

CNN Feed contributed to this report.

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