Simon Wiesenthal Center Applauds Adidas for Cutting Ties with Ye

October 25, 2022

Center Urges More Must be Done to Stop Entertainer’s Antisemitism  

LOS ANGELES – Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), issued the following statement after Adidas announced that they have stopped working with Ye:

“Ye continues to spread his Jew-hatred to 10s of millions on social media, becoming the darling of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis. He deserves to be shunned for his bigotry.”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is urging any remaining companies that engage in business with Ye to cut ties immediately. 

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About the Simon Wiesenthal Center  


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a Jewish global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context. The Center confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE, Organization of American States (OAS), the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) and the Council of Europe. 

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem.



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