Former NFL star Antonio Brown defended Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) in a controversy over anti-Semitic comments, claiming that Ye’s words were “disproportionate to the media.”
Brown is the president of friend company Ye’s Donda Sports, which lost two of its biggest clients this week when Los Angeles star Rams Aaron Donald and Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown left the agency. But Brown reiterated his commitment to Ye and Donda Sports.
“I remain true to the mission of Donda, our amazing staff and our community,” Brown said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I remain committed to helping clarify disproportionate media claims. I remain committed to bringing new ideas, experiences and designs to our world. I remain in support of humanity which is Ye “.
Ye’s insulting comments followed the aftermath of the “White Lives Matter” T-shirt she wore at a Paris fashion show.
A tweet from Ye said: “I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going to die with 3 ABOUT JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is that I really can’t be anti-Semitic because blacks are actually Jews too you guys have played with. me and they tried to make fun of anyone who opposes your agenda.
Ye lost business partnerships with Adidas and Balenciaga due to comments, while bank JPMorgan Chase also ditched its Yeezy brand.
“In recent weeks, the world’s selective and reactionary outrage over the media comments made by my brother Ye has ignited and ignited rampant conversation and reflection,” Brown said. “I too have been able to reflect on the statements that I and others in my circle have made that lack clarity in expressing my position. People and brands who have relentlessly profited from black ideas and culture have chosen to distance themselves at a very specific time: a time that demonstrated their priority of certain groups over others.
“None of us in this world are free from judgment, yet we live in an age where control and pessimism have pushed our dialogues on cultural issues towards diatribes. Sensationalism and groupthink have forced people not to express their opinion and to act with fear rather than love. For these reasons, I support my dedication to freedom of speech, thought and opinion. I actively try to coexist in places where I may have a difference of opinion because it is the diversity of thought that pushes humanity forward. Let me be clear, discrimination of any kind is an injustice towards all people, and that is precisely why I want to make this statement “.