This morning, Los Angeles Rams star DT Aaron Donald and Boston Celtics SG Jaylen Brown parted ways with Kanye West’s Donda Sports marketing agency, reported Erin Walsh for Bleacher Report. Due to West’s egregious comments made toward Jewish people many began disassociating themselves from the worldwide pop star.
Several companies, as well as, athletes are attempting to save their brand by not being attached to West’s antics. It began with Donald, however, minutes later Brown followed suit. This action was applauded by New England Patriots star WR Julian Edelman.
— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) October 25, 2022
Brown wrote, that he will “always continue to stand strongly against any antisemitism, hate speech, misrepresentation, and oppressive rhetoric of any kind.”
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) October 25, 2022
What Antics Forced Athletes to Leave Donda Sports?
In early October, West legally changed his name to Ye, and shortly after began his attack on Jewish people. While some agree with his antics and believe what he’s saying has some validity to it, the fact is that it’s still hurtful. He tweeted, that he would “go death con 3 on Jewish people.”
The defense of his statements is it can’t be antisemitic because “black people are Jews also.” The majority of these tweets have since been deleted due to the harmful hate speech it promotes.
His latest antic consisted of West parading around in a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt to push an agenda against the “Black Lives Matter” movement. When he was addressed about his actions by Sean “Diddy” Combs on Instagram he posted his screenshot for the world to see.
“The reason why I signed with Donda Sports, it represented education, it represented activism and disruption. It represented single-parent households, and a lot more people are involved in something like that.
“A lot of people that I work with, work with their families, build love and respect for, spending time in the summer. A lot of people were involved. That’s what the organization from my vantage point from Donda Sports represented.”