Kanye West’s anti-Semitic rants have sparked outrage from the entertainment industry’s who’s who, with major brands also cutting ties with the rapper. Harry Styles also reacted strongly to West’s statement by switching his usual Adidas x Gucci Gazelles for a pair of Vans at a recent concert.
Many eagle-eyed netizens pointed out and praised the Watermelon Sugar crooner for allegedly boycotting Adidas before the brand publicly cut ties with the rapper.
Y’all Harry is wearing vans pic.twitter.com/B8FbJQCXtT
— Jenn ⚓️🪢 Official Anne Twist Stan (@jennobviously) October 25, 2022
Harry was seen wearing red Vans instead of his usual sneakers at his concert at the Kia Forum in California. He completed his outfit with tan leather pants and an ice cream cone T-shirt. Pointing at the change, one netizen mentioned, “Harry Styles wearing Adidas every show of tour until they hesitate to drop Kanye and he instantly breaks out vans….. I see u.”
Another fan thanked Styles for making a conscious choice, stating, “We see your decision, and it means so much to me and all your other Jewish fans, and those who stand with us against antisemitism in all its forms.” Take a look.
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Adidas has finally ended its long relationship with Kanye West, which started in 2013. According to Page Six, this has reduced the rapper’s net worth from more than $1.5 billion to $400 million.
The company said in a statement, “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”