It seems as though the controversy surrounding Kanye West has led to fans across the country starting a petition to get Adidas to end their partnership with the embattled artists. Ye joined Adidas in 2013 and had his long-term relationship with the athletic brand announced back in 2016.
The petition reads in part:
“While Kanye can live safely in his multimillion-dollar castle, the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment. Some even die because this behavior is so ingrained in our society, […] Kanye West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions — but we as consumers have the right to fight back against this type of dangerous propaganda. […] Tell the world [Adidas does] not want anything to do with anyone who believes that millions of Africans chose to toil the fields in bondage.”
The petition has a goal of 10K signatures and had 3,656 signatures at the time of this article.
Go Sign today.
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