Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, Rams’ Aaron Donald leaving Donda Sports

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald both announced Tuesday night that they were shutting down Donda Sports, the agency founded by the artist formerly known as Kanye West, over anti-Semitic comments be left that he recently made.

The announcements came hours after Adidas ended its relationship with the rapper, now known as Ye.

Brown’s decision came a day after he told The Boston Globe he would stay with Donda Sports, although he didn’t condone Ye’s remarks.

“The past 24 hours have allowed me to reflect and better understand how my previous statements lack clarity when it comes to expressing my stance on recent insensitive public statements and actions,” Brown said in a statement Tuesday published via Twitter. “I apologize for that. And I try to be as clear as possible. I have always been and will continue to be firmly opposed to anti-Semitism, hate speech, misrepresentation and oppressive rhetoric of any kind.

“With that in mind, I now recognize, after engaging in conversations, that there are times when my voice and my position cannot coexist in spaces that are not consistent with my attitude or values. And for that reason, I am ending my association with Donda Sports.”

Donald announced around the same time that his family would be leaving Donda Sports, saying Ye’s comments were “the polar opposite of how we live our lives and how we raise our children.”

“As parents and members of society, we felt an obligation to send a clear message that hateful words and actions have consequences and that we as human beings need to do better,” Donald wrote in his Statement via Twitter. “We do not believe that our beliefs, voices and actions belong anywhere near a space that misrepresents and oppresses people of any origin, ethnicity or race. We’ve had the pleasure of working with many incredible people along the way and hope to continue to do so on our platform to uplift and support other families, children and communities through positive outreach.”

Brown and Donald signed with Donda Sports in May.

Adidas earlier on Tuesday announced it was officially severing ties with Ye, which had developed a hugely lucrative apparel and apparel partnership with the company.

“Adidas does not condone anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech,” the company said in a statement. “Yes’ recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and violate the company values ​​of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

As part of its statement, Adidas said it would lose around $250 million in net income this year if it severed its partnership with Ye, but that this was necessary after anti-Semitic remarks he has made in recent weeks was.

Ye has made controversial remarks on a variety of issues in the past, including slavery and COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier this month, Ye posted on Twitter that he would soon be going “Death Con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to the US Defense Readiness Scale known as DEFCON. He was suspended from Twitter and Instagram.

His recent spate of anti-Semitic comments has led to several companies cutting ties with the rapper or his various businesses. Creative Artists Agency, Balenciaga, Gap and Foot Locker are among others who have ended their partnerships with him.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Emma Bowman

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