Unfortunately, due to the ridiculous antics of worldwide star producer and artist Kanye West, LeBron James’ “The Shop” will not be airing the episode featuring West. Over the past few days, West has continued to upset millions with these ridiculous stances and allegations. Ironically, LeBron James one of the most unproblematic stars in the industry linked up with arguably the most problematic star in the industry.
This doesn’t appear to be a recipe for success. However, maybe James was attempting to give West a platform he can be in a “judge-free” zone. Yet, the SpringHill Company made the decision to not air Ye’s episode.
What Did Kanye West Do Now?
Allegedly, West has not only made antisemitic comments, he then later doubled down on them. Forcing Maverick Carter’s hand to not air the episode due to hate speech throughout the episode. Affiliates of LeBron James, as well as, LeBron James himself do not endorse this sentiment or behavior. In fact, Carter released a statement addressing the matter at hand, per Andscape.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of “The Shop” with Kanye West. Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments,” Carter said in the statement. “Unfortunately, he used ‘The Shop’ to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.
“We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks. While ‘The Shop’ embraces thoughtful discourse and differing 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.”