Skechers releases statement after Kanye West’s ‘unannounced’ visit to HQ, has ‘no intention’ of working with him
Following news that Adidas has severed ties with Kanye West over his shameless anti-Semitic comments, the controversial rapper/fashion designer visited Skechers’ Los Angeles offices on Wednesday.
According to ABC News, West’s visit did not go well and ended when he was escorted out of the building by security.
The shoemaker later released a statement to insist that West’s trip was both unauthorized and uninvited.
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According to the company’s statement, West « arrived unannounced and uninvited at one of Skechers’ offices in Los Angeles. Considering Ye was engaged in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his crew out of the building after a brief conversation.
Additionally, the statement was also careful to place as much distance as possible between Skechers and West.
« Skechers does not contemplate or intend to work with West, » the statement continued. « We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not condone anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech. »
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And, just in case saying it once wasn’t enough, the statement ended by reiterating, « The company would like to re-emphasize that West showed up unannounced or uninvited at Skechers headquarters.