Kanye West visited the Skechers office in Los Angeles today and was asked to leave, the company’s executives have revealed.
The company, which is based in Manhattan Beach, California, issued a statement that it “has no intention of working with West,” after he was dropped by Adidas and Balenciaga — as well as by CAA — for his hateful antisemitic comments.
The company said West “arrived unannounced and without invitation.” It said he was engaged in “unauthorized filming” and he was escorted out “after a brief conversation.”
“We condemn his recent divisive remarks and do not tolerate antisemitism or any other form of hate speech,” Skechers said in a statement shared with Reuters.
West’s visit to Skechers comes a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the musician with “immediate effect.” Adidas put the “partnership under review” in early October after he wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt in public.
The Anti-Defamation League categorizes the phrase as a “hate slogan” used by White supremacist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan.
On Tuesday, Gap Inc announced it was removing Yeezy Gap products from its stores. Its former site YeezyGap.com has already been taken down and now redirects to Gap.com.