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Brands Cut Ties with Kanye: The Downsides of Celebrity Endorsements

On October 21, the designer clothing brand Balenciaga announced that it would no longer be working with Kanye West. Soon after, other companies, such as Adidas, Gap, the shoe-retailer Foot Locker, talent agency CAA and record label Def Jam, also cut ties with the artist. All of these brands decided to let go of West in such quick succession because of the antisemitic comments he made on social media in early October.