“The Shop,” a talk show that features LeBron James, won’t show an episode that was taped with Kanye West after Kanye West’s racist and offensive remarks on social media over the last few days.
This show which was previously telecast on HBO and NBC is now on YouTube. The show produces for the James’ SpringHill entertainment and production company, which is managed by the CEO Maverick Carter. Carter appears on the show.
“Yesterday we taped an episode of ‘The Shop’ with Kanye West,” Carter made an interview with CBS News on Thursday. “Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments.”
“Unfortunately, he used ‘The Shop’ to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes,” Carter declared and added that they had been able to decide “not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks.”
West changes his name back to Ye and hasn’t yet made any comments publicly on the decision. CBS News has reached out to representatives of the West.
In the last month, West posted a tweet threatening that he’d “death [sic] con 3” on Jewish people. West was quickly barred from his accounts “due to a violation of Twitter’s policies,” according to Twitter but Twitter didn’t specify.
West was also banned from Instagram after she posted an image of a text conversation between him and Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he claimed Combs was under the control of Jews.
The rapper was slammed by the public for the posts and others. He also was seen wearing the controversial “White Lives Matter” shirt at his Paris fashion show earlier in the month. The term “White Lives Matter” emerged as “a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement” in the year 2015 and has been popularized and promoted by white supremacist organizations and sympathizers according to the Anti-Defamation League.
“While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” Carter declared when he made his announcement. “I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”
The style is “The Shop” which is an informal talk show, designed to mimic conversations that take place in barbershops. Each episode is a collection of guests that participate in moderated conversations, typically with James as well as Carter. James was not present at the time of the taping of The West episode.
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