Press Release

ADL Statement on Adidas's Decision to End Partnership with Kanye West

New York, NY, October 25, 2022 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today welcomed the decision by Adidas to end its partnership with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, in response to his recent series of vicious antisemitic remarks.

Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

“This is a very positive outcome. It illustrates that antisemitism is unacceptable and creates consequences. Without a doubt, Adidas has done the right thing by cutting ties with Ye after his vicious antisemitic rants. We were proud to see many joined ADL's campaign, #RunAwayfromHate, that pressured Adidas toward this decision, including the thousands of people who sent emails, the dozens of celebrities who spoke up, and the prominent brands who cut ties. Taken together, all these elements sent an unambiguous signal that moved the company to take action. In the end, Adidas' action sends a powerful message that antisemitism and bigotry have no place in society.”