LeBron James’ ‘The Shop’ Show Won’t Air Kanye West Episode
SpringHill Company – the production company founded by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter – will not air its latest episode of « The Shop » from Uninterrupted after claiming Kanye West doubled down on his recent anti-Semitic remarks during taping.
Carter, in a statement to Andscape, said on Tuesday that the episode, for which James was not present, will not air due to « extremely dangerous hate speech and stereotyping, » the rapper said during his appearance.
« Yesterday we taped 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 capable to have a respectful discussion and that he was ready to respond to all of his recent comments, » Carter said in the statement. « Unfortunately, he has used ‘The Shop’ to reiterate more extremely dangerous hate speech and stereotyping .
« We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks. While ‘The Shop’ embraces thoughtful speech and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and we do not never allow our channels to be used to promote hate.
« I take full responsibility for believing that Kanye wanted a different conversation and I apologize to our guests and our team. Hate speech should never have an audience.
West reportedly doubled down on his recent anti-Semitic remarks during the episode, which also included shoe designer Salehe Bembury and Jeezy, who West collaborated with on the 2008 Grammy-nominated record « Put On. »
James has yet to address the situation publicly.
In a since-deleted tweet, West said he was « gonna die asshole 3 [sic] On the JEWS.
During her recent show at Paris Fashion Week, West made headlines for her debut with the phrase « White Lives Matter. »
On Friday, West’s Instagram account was restricted for violating company policies. The rapper also faced disciplinary action from Twitter after sharing anti-Semitic tweets.