Kanye West reportedly showed candid photos of Adidas employees Kanye West
Kanye West has been accused of showing candid photos of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian to Adidas employees, as part of behavior many saw as an “intimidation tactic,” according to a new report.
The 43-year-old rapper and producer, also known as Ye, last month missing A design deal with a sportswear brand for anti-Semitic commentary. A on the charge of showing pictures against him Rolling Stone article Published on Tuesday.
An employee claimed Ye showed a candid photo of Kardashian, 41, during a job interview in 2018.
“My wife just sent me this,” Ye said after showing a “very revealing and personal” photo on his phone.
According to the report, another former employee alleged Ye showed “private” photos of Kardashian to the creative team at his Yeezy brand that same year.
A third unnamed source told Rolling Stone that West is “not afraid to show candid photos or talk about situations that should be kept private”.
Former Adidas employees told Rolling Stone Ye often showed explicit photos of himself with sex tapes.
“I think it was a ploy to break down a person and establish their unwavering loyalty to him, to test and destroy people’s boundaries,” one said. Another claimed Ye targeted female activists.
Some of the allegations were made in an open letter titled The Truth About Yeezy: A Call to Action for Adidas Leadership, obtained by Rolling Stone. In the letter, the workers criticized Adidas executives for allegedly shutting down their “moral compass.”
The letter called on Adidas board members and senior leaders to address “the toxic and chaotic environment that Kanye West has created” and “an extremely sickening pattern of unfortunate behavior toward women.”
The letter continued: “He has, over the years, blasted the women in the room with offensive comments and would resort to sexually offensive references when responding to designs. This type of response from a brand partner is something Adidas employees should never be subjected to and Adidas leadership should never be subjected to.” should not be tolerated.”
In comments to Rolling Stone, Yeezy and Adidas employees expressed regret for accepting what they saw as an unwritten rule — “Kanye just be Kanye” — that they said diminished the impact of his alleged behavior.
In the letter, the workers accused Adidas of a “lack of responsibility, accountability and protection that we have experienced years of verbal abuse, indecent harassment and bullying that Adidas has failed to provide to their employees”.
A former employee who worked closely with Ye said: “Adidas has enabled a lot of this kind of behavior.”
Former Adidas employees also said Yee’s behavior was in public view when he made a disclosure 30 minute documentary on YouTube where he showed Adidas executives at a company meeting.
Saying it spoke out for employees who “may be afraid to speak up”, the open letter claims the documentary shows that it was “in no way a new form of intimidation”, adding that “Kanye’s problematic behavior began with his partnership with Within the first year. Adidas brand”.
On Wednesday, an Adidas spokesperson told the Guardian: “Adidas does not tolerate hate speech and offensive behavior and has therefore ended the Adidas Yeezy partnership.
“We have been and continue to be actively engaged in conversations with our employees about the events that led to the decision to end the partnership. They have our full support and as we work through the closing details, we are clear that we want to keep the talents and skills of our employees within the organization.
“Having said that, we will not discuss the personal conversations, details or events that led to our decision to end the adidas Yeezy partnership and decline to comment on any related speculation.”
You did not comment. The Guardian was not immediately able to reach him for comment.
Gap, Balenciaga and talent agency CAA have also dropped partnerships with Ye. Twitter and Instagram blocked his account.
In October, during Paris Fashion Week, Ye appeared Wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his own show and tweeting that he planned to go to “Death Con” [sic] 3 on the Jews”. He also accused Adidas and Gap of stealing his designs.
You’ve said before that pornography “destroyed” his family. At the beginning of this month he Wrote on Twitter: “I’m doing a 30-day cleanse. A verbal prompt. No alcohol. No adult films. There is no reconciliation.”
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