NEW YORK (AP) — A completed documentary about the rapper formerly known as Kanye West has been shelved amid his recent anti-Semitic remarks.
MRC Studios executives Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley announced in a note Monday:
Ye was recently restricted from posting on Twitter and Instagram for anti-Semitic posts that he claimed the social network violated its policies. He also suggested that slavery was an option and called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, Ye was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to show off his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Wiczyk and Satchu are co-founders and co-CEOs of MRC Entertainment. Tenley is the Chief Business Officer. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the shelving of the documentary comes just days after French fashion house Balenciaga cut ties with Ye.
In a lengthy note, Wiczyk, Satchu, and Tenley delve into the history of anti-Semitism.
“Kanye is both a producer and a music sampler. The song was performed a cappella in the times of the Pharaohs, Babylon, and Rome, became acoustic in Spain’s Inquisition and Russia’s Pale of Settlement, and was used by Hitler. made this song electric.Kanye is now contributing to the modern mainstream,” they wrote.
CAA, Ye’s talent agency, also dropped him. That news and discarded documentary on Monday came after his CEO at UTA, Jeremy Zimmer, denounced Ye in a company-wide memo denouncing anti-Semitism. Ye was a temporary client, but after a year he returned to CAA.
Others in Hollywood, including Yeh’s estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, and other members of her family, have also denounced anti-Semitism. I unfolded a banner.
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