A full-length documentary about Kanye West has been put on hold following his recent anti-Semitic remarks – which his ex-wife Kim Kardashian said was “never good or unforgivable”.
Studio executives Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley from documentary production company MRC said in a statement on Monday that they “cannot support any content that amplifies its platform”.
The 45-year-old American rapper, who legally changed his name to Ye last year, was also removed by talent agency CAA following the controversy.
Reality star Kardashian, 42, wrote on Twitter and Instagram: “Hate speech is never good or forgivable. I stand with the Jewish community in calling for an immediate end to the horrific violence and hate speech directed against them. .”
The west Recently banned from Instagram and Twitter Posts about social media companies saying they violated their terms of service.
The artist has made a series of controversial remarks recently.
In addition to saying he would be participating in “Death Hoax 3” against Jews, he suggested slavery was an “option” and called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.”
Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu are co-founders and co-CEOs of MRC Entertainment. Scott Tenley is MRC’s Chief Commercial Officer.
In a lengthy memo, the three discussed the history of anti-Semitism.
They wrote: “Kanye is a music producer and sampler. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic tune that’s been around for over 3,000 years – Jews are evil lies who conspire to control for their own benefit world.
“The song was performed a cappella during the Pharaonic, Babylonian and Roman times, with the Spanish Inquisition and the Russian Pale of Settlement, Hitler brought the song to electronica. Kanye is now helping it go mainstream in modern times. “
Earlier this month, West was widely criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his own runway show at Paris Fashion Week.
Shelving the documentary comes after French fashion house Balenciaga and Bank of America Corp. JPMorgan cut off relations with the West.
Others in Hollywood — including other members of the Kim Kardashian family — have condemned anti-Semitism.
Some, however, supported the rapper, and over the weekend demonstrators unfurled banners praising the West on flyovers in Los Angeles.