Former Yeezy employees wrote an open letter to Adidas accusing Kanye West of mistreatment as the rapper continues to spark controversy.According to Rolling Stone, who interviewed several former staffers, the open letter alleged that West, 45, previously showed naked photos of his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, to people at the company.“It was very revealing and personal.
I didn’t really react,” an anonymous creative recalled in the expose, which was published on Tuesday, November 22. The report alleged that West screened an explicit video of Kardashian, 42, during a meeting in 2018.Former staff members also described other incidents where pornography — that didn’t include the reality star — was allegedly played in front of Yeezy collaborators. “He’s like, ‘What do you think of it?’ Not laughing at all,” another anonymous employee said about West’s behavior.In the open letter, a staffer detailed “many forms of abuse” that “combined into one” at their workplace.
Meanwhile, a fourth person — who asked to stay anonymous — claimed West used “tactic[s] to break a person down and establish their unwavering allegiance” to him.A spokesperson for Adidas issued a statement to the outlet in response to the claims. “Adidas does not tolerate hate speech and offensive behavior and therefore has terminated the adidas Yeezy partnership,” the brand asserted. “We have been and continue to be actively engaged in conversations with our employees about the events that lead [sic] to our decision to end the partnership.
They have our full support and as we’re working through the details of the termination, we have been clear that we want to keep our employees’ talent and skills within the organization.”Earlier this year, the fashion designer facedRead more on usmagazine.com