Kanye ‘Ye’ West doubles down on his recent controversial comments, using ‘more extremely dangerous hate speech and stereotyping’ in a recording of a new episode of the YouTube talk show The Uninterrupted Shop.
The producers behind The shop, which is executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, decided not to air the episode or reveal what West said. In a statement to The Hollywood ReporterCarter said: “Yesterday we recorded an episode of The shop with Kanye West. Kanye was booked weeks ago, and after speaking directly to Kanye the day before the taping, I thought he was able to have a respectful discussion and was ready to answer any questions. recent comments. Unfortunately, he used The shop to reiterate more extremely dangerous hate speech and stereotypes.
The statement continues: “We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks. Whereas The shop embraces thoughtful speech and dissenting opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate. I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.
Sources said THR that James was not at the recording in question.
THR has contacted YouTube for comment.
The shop The controversy is just the latest incident of West using language widely seen as racist or hate speech. Last Friday, the rapper-turned-fashion mogul sparked a firestorm after he used anti-Semitic language in an Instagram post which saw the post deleted and West locked his account.
On Saturday, West then returned to Twitter after a long hiatus from using the social media platform, only to post an anti-Semitic tweet again, writing, “I will die with 3 on JEWS.” The tweet was later taken down for violating Twitter rules.
West’s social media posts have been condemned by groups like the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance.
On Sunday, Elon Musk, the potential new owner of Twitter, tweeted that he had spoken to West about his racist tweet. Taking a very personal approach to content moderation, Musk tweeted, “I spoke to you today and expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart.”
The controversy continued on Tuesday after the technology was released Motherboard said he obtained leaked footage from West’s recent interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. The cut footage allegedly contains several anti-Semitic statements made by West and the statement that he is vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as several strange and confusing claims, Motherboard reported.
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