Dave Portnoy called out people who are still supporting Kanye West on Tuesday, saying that people supporting him along political lines is “everything” that’s wrong with the United States.
Portnoy posted his comments on Twitter Inc TWTR, which is poised to be bought out by Elon Musk.
By the way the fact that Kanye is being defended along political lines is again EVERYTHING that is wrong with this county. The guy is a piece of shit. It shouldn't matter what your politics are. If you can't see that you are part of the problem end of story.— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 25, 2022
What Happened: West, who supported Donald Trump in the past, has gone on a tirade of antisemitic remarks on various podcasts, costing him billions of dollars in brand deals with companies like Adidas AG ADDYY and Gap Inc GPS.
Portnoy is the founder of Barstool Sports. Portnoy and his company tend to lean more to the right, but Portnoy has gone against conservative talking points in the past, including supporting abortion rights.
Other Republican-leaning media personalities, like Ben Shapiro, have also called out Kanye West. Both Portnoy and Shapiro are Jewish.
Adidas, which collaborated with West to create the popular Yeezy sneaker line, announced it was terminating its contract with Ye on Tuesday.
The rapper reportedly showed up at the Sketchers USA Inc SKX headquarters on Wednesday unannounced.
Forbes reported that without the Adidas deal, West will no longer be a billionaire. He won't be broke, either: West still has more than $400 million in assets, according to the business publication.
The media onslaught continued on Thursday, with CNN reporting the artist has had a long-standing infatuation with Hitler and the Nazis. According to CNN’s sources, the rapper even wanted to name his 2018 album “Hitler.”
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