‘The Shop’ pulls Kanye West episode over hate speech

The Shop shelved an episode starring Kanye “Ye” West after the rapper allegedly used the talk show “to repeat more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes,” executive producer Maverick Carter said in a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

According to Carter, “The Shop,” which moved to YouTube this year after airing on HBO, booked the controversial recording artist “weeks ago” and recorded a conversation with him on Monday. Lakers phenom LeBron James, who often co-hosts the barbershop chat series with Carter, was not involved on the set or in West’s taping Monday.

“Having spoken directly to Kanye the day before the shoot, I felt he was capable of a respectful discussion and willing to address any of his recent comments,” Carter said. However, after taping didn’t go as planned, “the production made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s comments.”

A West representative did not immediately respond to the Times request for comment on Wednesday.

Carter and James are co-founders of SpringHill Co., which produces The Shop. The former’s comments came shortly after West made a spate of anti-Semitic comments on social media and in an interview with conservative Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson last week.

Additionally, the “Donda” rapper was widely criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt to Paris Fashion Week earlier this month.

“While The Shop welcomes thoughtful discourse and diverse opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” Carter continued in his statement.

“I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and I apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-10-12/kanye-west-the-shop-episode-maverick-carter ‘The Shop’ pulls Kanye West episode over hate speech

Sarah Ridley

USTimesPost.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimespost.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button