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Kanye West’s episode of The Shop won’t air on hate speech

Kanye West's episode of The Shop won't air on hate speech



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Kanye West It will not be displayed in ‘Store: Uninterrupted’.

West, who legally changed his name to Ye, recorded an episode of Youtube chat series From LeBron James and Maverick Carter earlier this week. In a statement to CNN on Wednesday, Carter said the episode will not be broadcast.

“After speaking to Kanye directly, I thought he was able to have a deep discussion about his recent statements and actions. Unfortunately, Carter, who is also CEO of Springhill Company, which produces the series, said in a statement: “Unfortunately, he used The Shop to repeat more of his urging words.” on hate and very ugly stereotypes.” “We have made the decision not to air this episode of any of Kanye’s statements.”

Carter did not specify what was said during the recording.

“While The Shop embraces thoughtful and challenging topics, we have zero tolerance for hate speech and will not broadcast it on any of our channels under any circumstances. I take full responsibility for believing that Kanye would want a different conversation. While I understand that this might Leaking out, I hope others choose to do the right thing and not throw hate speech at the public of any kind.”

A source familiar with the situation told CNN that James was not present during the recording of the episode.

CNN has reached out to a West representative for comment.

The decision comes a few days after West’s decision Commented from Instagram so is Twitter account restricted For violating platform policies on posts that have been criticized as anti-Semitic.

Last week, West also sparked controversy for wearing his and his models at his runway in T-shirts emblazoned with “White Lives Matter,” a phrase used by white supremacist groups and considered a loathed slogan by the Anti-Defamation League.

West later defend The trick in an interview with Fox News.

This story has been updated to reflect the release of new episodes of “The Shop: Uninterrupt” exclusively on YouTube. Seasons 1 through 4 of the series airs on HBO Max, which like CNN is part of Warner Bros. Discovery.

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