LeBron James and his producers have been forced to scrap an entire episode of “The Shop” after they say Kanye West spewed “dangerous stereotypes” while they were recording.
LeBron’s show normally drops every week on his YouTube channel, but late Tuesday night — after shooting with Ye on Monday — he and Maverick Carter opted to pull the whole show, rather than edit around Ye’s remarks.
Maverick Carter said:
“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.”
He didn’t get more specific about what Kanye said, but we know Twitter and Instagram recently put restrictions on his accounts after he posted anti-Semitic remarks.
Kanye West has drawn the attention of many people and has also outraged the black community as it is seen as an insult to the Black Lives Matter movement and why it was coined in the first place.
He has blasted many people, including Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber, calling them names on Instagram and even revealing private messages and threats between him and Diddy.
It sounds like LeBron and co. were all blindsided by when Kanye took over their conversation to push his controversial movement again.
“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.”