One of Hollywood’s most powerful agencies has dropped the artist who used to be called Kanye West. This has caused more trouble for him.
A person who knew about the case but was not allowed to talk about it publicly said that CAA cut ties with Ye this month because of his recent antisemitic rants in multiple interviews.
CAA is the most recent company to cut ties with the rapper because of what he said. After Ye tweeted that he was going to “death con 3” on Jewish people, other big names in the entertainment industry, like Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, told organizations that work with the musician to cut ties with him.
“Those who keep doing business with West give his misguided hatred an audience,” Emanuel wrote in a recent opinion piece for the Financial Times. “There should be no place in the West where anti-Semitism is okay.”
Emanuel told Apple, Spotify, and Parler to stop playing Ye’s music and to stop selling to him. Recently, the right-leaning social media site said that it had reached a deal with West to sell the company.
Emanuel’s opinion piece says that WME clients LeBron James and Maverick Carter canceled an episode of “The Shop: Uninterrupted” because Ye “continued to repeat dangerous stereotypes during filming.”
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