After videos surfaced online of Kanye West’s cut pro-Trump speech during his Saturday Night Live performance, followed by a Twitter rant calling for the 13th amendment to be abolished, a Care2 petition calling on Adidas to cut ties with the rapper spiked to 26,000 signatures.
The petition was initially created back in May after Ye spoke a slew of controversial comments on TMZ, noting in particular that slavery was a choice. “Kanye West continues to show disregard for the influence of his role as a public figure with his support of Donald Trump’s policies and his confused Twitter rants on slavery, while the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment,” the petition reads. “West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions — but Adidas should not stand idly by and, effectively, condone his behavior and revisionist history.”
West’s SNL speech, which did not make it to air followed the theme of racism in America as the rapper sported a “Make America Great Again” hat. “It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’” he announced. “Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”
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Iman Shumpert unveiled this wildly bright colorway of the adidas Top Ten 2000 last season before going down with an injury against the Miami Heat. While adidas might be campaigning #thereturn with Derrick Rose, Knicks fans are anticipating a return of their future All-Star anytime now as well. Meanwhile, Shumpert’s bright orange retros will help fans celebrate his return to the hardwood. Releasing at 21:21 on January 21 is the “2WO 1NE” (Iman’s jersey number) edition of the adidas Top Ten 2000. These special edition adidas are limited to just 500 pairs worldwide and individually numbered. They will retail for $140 and be available at Packer Shoes.
To round out their recent Return of D Rose visual series, today we take a look at adidas Basketball’s sixth and final episode. During the clip, the Bulls point guard reflects on the documentary as well as his coinciding journey and immense fan support. Some of the more inspiring tweets related to Rose’s path to recovery were chosen to grace the footage, as they are shown throughout the on-hand aesthetic. Press play below to check out the final installment.
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