Gap has issued a new statement in the wake of continued fallout from the artist formerly known as Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments. In it, the company said “immediate steps” were now being taken to remove Yeezy Gap product from its stores.
“Our former partner’s recent remarks and behavior further underscore why,” the new statement reads. “We are taking immediate steps to remove Yeezy Gap product from our stores and we have shut down [the Yeezy Gap site]. Antisemitism, racism, and hate in any form are inexcusable and not tolerated in accordance with our values. On behalf of our customers, employees, and shareholders, we are partnering with organizations that combat hate and discrimination.”
The latest Gap statement follows a report from Women’s Wear Daily last week revealing Balenciaga doesn’t have “any plans for future projects” involving Ye. The Kering-owned house had worked extensively with Ye, including in the form of the Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga project.
Ye, meanwhile, was recently announced to be acquiring right-wing social media platform Parler. The CEO of Parlement Technologies is George Farmer, the husband of Candace Owens. Ye and Owens were photographed together at the YZY SZY 9 presentation in Paris earlier this month, both wearing a widely criticized design from the show featuring the “white lives matter” hate slogan.