Petition Demands Adidas Cut Ties with Kanye West

A petition calling on the sports apparel brand Adidas to drop rap superstar Kanye West over comments he made about slavery has reached more than 4,500 signatures.

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. Like, you were there for 400 years and it’s all of you all? Like, we’re mentally in prison,” West said in an interview with TMZ on Tuesday.

 

The comments sparked outrage from the likes of CNN’s Don Lemon and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, with infuriated activists even starting a petition urging Adidas to cut all ties with West.

“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,” the petition reads.

“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.”

“That is why Care2 is asking Adidas to drop their partnership with Mr. West and tell the world they do not want anything to do with anyone who believes that millions of Africans chose to toil the fields in bondage for 400 years,” it concludes.

 As part of his partnership with Adidas, West recently launched a new style of Yeezy shoes, which he claims has seen a quarter million sells.
 
KANYE WEST @kanyewest
the desert rat 500 sold 250 thousand in one hour on Coachella weekend. Please do not try to play Yeezy or anyone who wears Yeezy. We are the future.
 

The petition raises further questions about the effect of West’s recent political statements, with opinion split on whether it will boost or damage his brand.

The 40-year-old rapper has attracted huge attention in recent weeks for his praise of President Donald Trump, as well promoting the concept of “free thinking” among black Americans.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-h...ies-with-kanye-west/

 

Original Post
Kraven posted:
Yep.... the big talking Dems with their phony big business plans are
constantly trying to boycott businesses..  
 
You can make this stuff up, but why would you when the idiots
do it for real

I doubt the multi-millionaire West is worried. Blacks will say on TV, and say in print, that they are dealing with a certain business because they are owned by black people. Try being white and saying that about white business owners. Yet it's the whites that are labeled racists, especially when pointing out the obvious, blatant racism of blacks. I love the example Best uses. Google "black churches" and see all the churches that pop up, and the websites for those churches. Google "white churches" and you get pictures of churches painted white.

giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:
Yep.... the big talking Dems with their phony big business plans are
constantly trying to boycott businesses..  
 
You can make this stuff up, but why would you when the idiots
do it for real

I doubt the multi-millionaire West is worried. Blacks will say on TV, and say in print, that they are dealing with a certain business because they are owned by black people. Try being white and saying that about white business owners. Yet it's the whites that are labeled racists, especially when pointing out the obvious, blatant racism of blacks. I love the example Best uses. Google "black churches" and see all the churches that pop up, and the websites for those churches. Google "white churches" and you get pictures of churches painted white.

Algorithms are racist?

giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:
Yep.... the big talking Dems with their phony big business plans are
constantly trying to boycott businesses..  
 
You can make this stuff up, but why would you when the idiots
do it for real

I doubt the multi-millionaire West is worried. Blacks will say on TV, and say in print, that they are dealing with a certain business because they are owned by black people. Try being white and saying that about white business owners. Yet it's the whites that are labeled racists, especially when pointing out the obvious, blatant racism of blacks. I love the example Best uses. Google "black churches" and see all the churches that pop up, and the websites for those churches. Google "white churches" and you get pictures of churches painted white.

Maybe that's because there aren't any "churches" painted black?

Kraven posted:

They are created by people with agendas

New West song?

 

Every liberal you know

Is worthless from their head to toe

It's like a bed bug mated with a roach

They're frail and weak and short in sight

Their heads too small, their brains not right

It's not their fault they stink, they're  just a liberal

They're as worthless as a recent song by Sting

Yes, libs stink at everything

Liberal asks "So libs are just useless wastes of space"?

Now it sounds like you're getting it. But I'm sure you're not.

If your tiny brain remembers just one thing...

Libs stink at everything

giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:

They are created by people with agendas

New West song?

 

Every liberal you know

Is worthless from their head to toe

It's like a bed bug mated with a roach

They're frail and weak and short in sight

Their heads too small, their brains not right

It's not their fault they stink, they're  just a liberal

They're as worthless as a recent song by Sting

Yes, libs stink at everything

Liberal asks "So libs are just useless wastes of space"?

Now it sounds like you're getting it. But I'm sure you're not.

If your tiny brain remembers just one thing...

Libs stink at everything

Your rhyme scheme needs a little work and the metaphors are kinda weak. good effort

giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:
Yep.... the big talking Dems with their phony big business plans are
constantly trying to boycott businesses..  
 
You can make this stuff up, but why would you when the idiots
do it for real

I doubt the multi-millionaire West is worried. Blacks will say on TV, and say in print, that they are dealing with a certain business because they are owned by black people. Try being white and saying that about white business owners. Yet it's the whites that are labeled racists, especially when pointing out the obvious, blatant racism of blacks. I love the example Best uses. Google "black churches" and see all the churches that pop up, and the websites for those churches. Google "white churches" and you get pictures of churches painted white.

As I was "saying", blacks have been given carte blanche to be as racist as they want. Try putting a white person in "blackface". Even Ted Danson couldn't get away with it.

http://www.foxnews.com/enterta...-instagram-post.html

giftedamateur posted:
giftedamateur posted:
Kraven posted:
Yep.... the big talking Dems with their phony big business plans are
constantly trying to boycott businesses..  
 
You can make this stuff up, but why would you when the idiots
do it for real

I doubt the multi-millionaire West is worried. Blacks will say on TV, and say in print, that they are dealing with a certain business because they are owned by black people. Try being white and saying that about white business owners. Yet it's the whites that are labeled racists, especially when pointing out the obvious, blatant racism of blacks. I love the example Best uses. Google "black churches" and see all the churches that pop up, and the websites for those churches. Google "white churches" and you get pictures of churches painted white.

As I was "saying", blacks have been given carte blanche to be as racist as they want. Try putting a white person in "blackface". Even Ted Danson couldn't get away with it.

http://www.foxnews.com/enterta...-instagram-post.html

Are you a fan of Kanye West?

hmmm...

https://www.vox.com/science-an...casio-cortez-ai-bias

Recently, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made this point in a discussion at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in New York City.

“Algorithms are still made by human beings, and those algorithms are still pegged to basic human assumptions,” she told writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the annual MLK Now event. “They’re just automated assumptions. And if you don’t fix the bias, then you are just automating the bias.”

The next day, the conservative website the Daily Wire derided the comments.

But Ocasio-Cortez is right, and it’s worth reflecting on why.

If we’re not careful, AI will perpetuate bias in our world. Computers learn how to be racist, sexist, and prejudiced in a similar way that a child does, as computer scientist Aylin Caliskan, now at George Washington University, told me in a 2017 interview. The computers learn from their creators — us.

“Many people think machines are not biased,” Caliskan, who was at Princeton at the time, said. “But machines are trained on human data. And humans are biased.”

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