We, the undersigned, call on Adidas to end its partnership with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, due to his repeated antisemitic outbursts.
By continuing to align itself with a public figure who has revealed himself to be a virulent antisemite, Adidas would be demonstrating that it does not care about racism against Jews.
Ye has said: “The thing about me and Adidas is like, I can literally say antisemitic s*** and they can’t drop me. I can say antisemitic things and Adidas can’t drop me. Now what?”
Adidas must answer Ye’s question. It must denounce antisemitism and end its partnership with Ye.
Ye has posted brazen antisemitic statements in the past month on social media.
On 7th October 2022, he posted on Instagram: “Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”
Two days later he tweeted: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con [sic] 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
On an episode of the Drink Champs podcast, aired on 16th October 2022, Ye:
Said “The thing about me and Adidas is like, I can literally say antisemitic s*** and they can’t drop me. I can say antisemitic things and Adidas can’t drop me. Now what?”
Demanded “I want all the Jewish children to look at they daddy and say ‘Why is Ye mad at us?’”
Stated that was “Me Too-ing the Jewish culture. I’m saying y’all gotta stand up and admit to what y’all been doing, and y’all just got away with it for so long, that y’all ain’t even realise what y’all doing.”
Referred throughout the interview to “Jewish business secrets”, “Jewish Zionists”, and stated how Jewish people in the entertainment industry “will take one of us, the brightest of us, that can really feed a whole village, and they’ll take us and milk us until we die.”
Claimed that he had been “blocked out” by “the Jewish media”.
Said “Jewish people have owned the Black voice, whether it’s through us wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt, or it’s all of us being signed to a record label, or having a Jewish manager, or being signed to a Jewish basketball team, or doing a movie on a Jewish platform like Disney.”
Doubled down on his tweet about “going death con [sic] 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE”, claiming that he “is Jewish also”, adding: “We’re not just Black. We are Jew [sic], just like the Jewish people…I can’t be an antisemite.”
Claimed that he responded to being invited to a Holocaust museum by saying: “I want you to visit Planned Parenthood. That’s our Holocaust museum.”
Complained about being photographed in public, saying: “You get used to being screwed by the Jewish media.”
Said “A thing that a Jewish person will always say is they’ll say ‘This is mine’. Something that a Black person built, or any company built, they’ll be like ‘This is mine now’.”
Referencing fellow rapper Ice Cube, who was criticised for sharing an antisemitic image, said: “You really influenced me to get on this antisemite vibe, and I’m here to finish the job.” (Ice Cube has refuted this claim and distanced himself from Ye.)
In an interview on CUOMO on the NewsNation network, aired on 18th October 2022, Ye:
Said “I don’t like the term ‘antisemitic’. It’s been a term that’s allowed people, specifically in my industry, to get away with murder.”
Made comments referring to the “Jewish underground media mafia”.
Claimed “Jewish people own the Black voice.”
According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, examples of antisemitism include:
Making mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
Adidas must denounce antisemitism and end its partnership with Ye.Read more
We are workers at Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd in, and also members of Garment and Textile workers Union (GATWU) Bangalore, India, and we are now on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane behavior of our management, and also violation of various Indian labour laws!! It's a multimillion dollar operation which produces products for brand giants such as H&M, Adidas, Zara, Levi's, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and many others.
For many years, Avery Dennison has been paying us differing wages for the same amount of work, through subcontracting out some of us but not others. They have used this as an excuse to pay UNDER the already-low minimum wage for the work we do! Several of our colleagues have been forced to work back-to-back short-term contracts for the same amount of work, with no stoppage, just like permanent employees, but with none of the benefits, some for over 10 years. This is completely unacceptable; we have the right to provide for our families just like any other worker. When we see the CEOs and owners of some of these firms making the list of richest billionaires in the world, we know that it is our labor that creates their profits, yet our factory refuses to respect our basic rights or the rule of law.
This is why we decided to form a union. With the support of Garment and Textile Workers' Union, we organized to tell our employer that we deserve our basic rights. The employer, instead of respectfully negotiating with us, decided to retaliate. They illegally dismissed 44 of our colleagues for daring to stand up for our rights and to scare us into submission. But we will not be intimidated! We are now on our 5th day of our hunger strike to demand that they:
Reinstate ALL terminated workers
Make contract workers permanent
Provide equal pay for equal work
Stop worker discrimination
Stop union busting!
Join us to demand that Avery Dennison, and the brands that work with them, do the right thing!
Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. Workers
Bangalore, IndiaRead more
Linda GomaaCharlotte, NC, United States
Amazon, International Business Machines - IBM, PepsiCo, Best Buy, Apple, Coca-Cola, Capital One Financial, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, The Walt Disney Company, Facebook, Google, CBS, Adidas, Chevro...
In the few days since the transfer of power, Elon Musk’s Twitter has seen a rise in hate speech. Our enshrined right to Freedom of Speech is directly associated with our right to criticize the government. Businesses have a right to refuse individuals and organizations the right to spew hate speech. The two are not the same. We are on a precipice of morality that will decide if we will let hate win. Demand that the advertisers on Twitter demand that hate speech have no place on the platform. We are asking that a formal condemnation against hate speech on Twitter and a determination on if your company should continue to advertise on that platform.
Update: Due to the decision to lift the ban on Donald Trump. It is imperative that advertisers make a decision on where they stand. Will they be on the right side of history? Read more
Nurlan Ibrahimov, head of the press service of Qarabag football club of Azerbaijan wrote on Facebook:
“We [Azerbaijanis] must kill all Armenians – children, women, the elderly. [We] need to kill [them] without [making a] distinction. No regrets, no compassion.”
The Armenian Football Federation’s call for sanctions against Azerbaijani Club Qarabag, “we call on FIFA and UEFA to denounce this hate speech and incitement to violence and sanction Club Qarabag. There must be zero tolerance for hate speech, calls for murder, and xenophobia in football.”
We call on Adidas, official uniform brand of Azerbaijani Club FK Qarabag, to sever all ties with the club and say NO to hate speech, terrorism, and calls for ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Ibrahimov’s statement comes in the wake of war between Azerbaijan and Armenia on September 27, 2020. To date, Azerbaijan (backed by Turkey and Syrian mercenaries) continues bombing civilians, targeting churches, schools, and hospitals. Usint cluster munitions and most recently, it is using white phosphorus bombs to burn the forests in Artsakh, near civilian communities. These war crimes are a violation of international law and constitute crimes against humanity.
Azerbaijan and Turkey are carrying out a second Armenian Genocide in Artsakh after their fascist dictators called to “finish” what their “ancestors started”, referring to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 where 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by the Ottoman Empire, now modern day Turkey. Ibrahimov’s statements confirm Azerbaijan and Turkey’s intent to destroy all Armenians by inciting the murder of all Armenians - women, children, and the elderly - without regrets.Read more
The production of real leather requires the death and suffering of cows. Everyone knows this. So why do mainstream shoe companies still not carry faux leather options?
Faux leather is cheaper to produce, lasts longer, and most importantly, does not harm animals. That's why it's absurd that a shoe company as successful and popular as Adidas does not carry vegan (faux leather) options in any of its styles. Not only does this prevent vegan and ethical shoppers from being able to purchase their shoes, but it perpetuates the idea that we as a society need to use leather. Would Adidas signature styles such as the Superstar and Stan Smith still be as stylish and highly sought-after if they were made with faux leather? I dare say they would. However, I recognize that making the leap from using real cow leather to using solely faux leather is a difficult process. Therefore, I propose a solution.
Would it not be absolutely fantastic -- for both humans and animals- if Adidas was to come out with a line of faux leather versions of its most popular styles? This would be an idea that benefits everyone involved. Adidas would open up their market to vegan customers, vegan customers would be able to purchase a pair or two (or twenty) of fashionable new cruelty-free shoes, and fewer cows would have their lives taken for a fashion material that already has a cheaper, more durable alternative.
Sign this petition if you agree that everyone would benefit from Adidas coming out with vegan/faux leather versions of their most popular styles. Signing won’t cost you a thing, but if we are successful, your signature may just save the life of an innocent animal.Read more
As a high school student-athlete looking at prospective colleges, there are many decisions to be made: finding the best fit for your academic studies and finding the best fit for your athletic career. For a Black gymnast, there is even more to consider. Do you attend a HBCU or go to a school that offers your sport. Why should you have to make that choice? Can’t you have both? Unfortunately, there are no gymnastics programs at HBCUs.
Edit: As of January 14, 2023, we have 2 HBCUs that have a gymnastics programs; Fisk University (2022) and Talladega College (2023).
Gymnasts at high levels often train between 20-30 hours per week. They start gymnastics at a young age and dedicate their time, and train to perfect a craft they hope will help secure a spot on an NCAA gymnastics team. 104 (out of 106) HBCUs are automatically scratched off that list.
Athletes like Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas have done an outstanding job of representing Brown Girls in gymnastics. Their success opened doors for young Black girls to participate in a sport that had low representation of women who look like us at elite levels. Today we see how much of a significant impact young Black athletes are making in the sport. Each week in the world of collegiate gymnastics, Black athletes achieve top scores and show their dominance. They should be able to perform at that level at their family's alma mater.
Join Brown Girls Do Gymnastics in promoting this proposal by:
signing this petition bringing awareness to establishing gymnastics in HBCUs.
following our social media platforms for updates: https://www.instagram.com/browngirlsdogymnastics/
Visit the HBCU Gymnastics Alliance website and fill out the form for updates and ways to help. www.hbcugymnasticsalliance.org
Brown Girls Do GymnasticsAtlanta, GA, United States
The Reason for my petition is not just because I’m of Muslim faith and I am as a individual overall a rounded person. I’m Respectful of every different faith belief and belief systems. I have no animosity or neither am I Biass towards any faith or Religion or religious systems. However more the reason for my petition is not to Incite it’s to Prevent Religious Ideology’s to use this as a Extreme side that exists in All Religions and-belief’s. The Name Muhammad (PBUH) is the Greatest Man to ever influence and create the completion of 1of the most amazing complete way of life in the form of the Holy Quran. As the sheer volume of believers it is in interest of us all to create peace and not divide by giving emotional reasons for reactions as the importance of peace, respect and dignity of human choice of belief. I and my community as a cohort of 5897 people were not happy of the name of the shoe. My cohort and other Muslims believe our prophet Muhammad’s name shouldn’t be attached to your shoe. I ask you sincerely to consider my request and avoid unwanted unrest in this COVID stricken times Read more
Sembrava che, con la maglia Home 17/18, l'utilizzo della toppa sponsor sui kit della Juventus fosse finalmente stato abbandonato; ebbene, da quelli che sembrano essere i leaks ufficiali della maglia del prossimo anno, pare che Adidas e Juventus abbiano deciso inspiegabilmente di tornare sui loro passi, riproponendola per la prossima stagione.
Il malcontento generale non ha tardato ad arrivare e la maggior parte dei feedback tende ad essere negativa.
Chiediamo ad Adidas e Juventus di rivedere la Loro idea e di utilizzare per le maglie la stessa tipologia di applicazione dello sponsor utilizzata su quelle della attuale stagione 17/18, onde evitare l'eccessiva perdita di potenziali acquirenti della stessa.
Ps: l'immagine in copertina è stata inserita semplicemente per rendere l'idea, ovviamente nella versione reale sarebbe previsto l'inserimento del logo del marchio registrato (R) .
It seemed that, with the 2017/18 home jersey, the use of the sponsor patch on Juventus kits had finally been abandoned.
Well, from what seem to be the official leaks of the shirt for next year, it seems that Adidas and Juventus have decided inexplicably to retrace their steps, proposing it for the next season.
The general discontent has not been slow to arrive and most of the feedback tends to be negative.
We ask Adidas and Juventus to review their idea and to use for the shirts the same type of application of the sponsor used on those of the current 2017/18 shirt, to avoid the excessive loss of potential buyers of the same.
This petition is for any and everyone that would like to have a basketball court down on the oceanfront for the summer for a nice place to play ball on the beach , it could also give kids another place to play if they dont want to play at the playgrounds on the beach , and it could bring people from around the coast just to play on that court. Hopefully we can make it happen.Read more
Bo WilderVirginia Beach, VA, United States
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Def Jam recordings, Nancy Pelosi, Gap Inc., Adidas
UPDATE: THIS LUNATIC IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT NOW.
We the people feel it's necessary to put Kanye West in timeout until he gets a thorough mental evaluation and help. I'm not talking about this overnight rush Kanye away to make the public think he's getting help, damage control stunt arranged by the Kardashian's... I'm talking real Iyanla Vanzant "Fix Kanye's Life" help. I think Donda West would appreciate us not condoning his buffoonery, which seems to have worsened during his marriage to Kim Kardashian.
The Harriet Tubman disrespect, "slavery was a choice" comment on TMZ, childish Jay Z and Beyonce rants, reckless tweets supporting Donald Trump... and Oval Office rambling (calling the MAGA hat, his Superman cape) are more than enough reasons to Boycott Kanye.
"This Kanye moment might be entertaining if the logic that he is endorsing and that Trump espouses wasn’t the foundation for real-life damage to millions of poor & black/brown folks. Ideas matter." -DeRay McKesson
WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR KANYE WEST & we will no longer tolerate his unbalanced thought process contaminating the energy of America. I ask all concerned and bothered Americans to boycott Kanye West music, fashion, merchandise, shows, & campaign rallies until his weirdo episodes are nonexistent and West brings the old Kanye back. Kanye West graduated from music asset, to a perfect example of how fame and wealth can make you forget your blackness and corrupt your basic moral values... Long story short, "Kanye West doesn't care about black people."
#NeverKanye #BoycottKanye #MuteKanye #TheResistance #BlackLivesMatter #YeVsThePeople