Talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has dropped Kanye West as a client after the rapper made antisemitic statements in multiple interviews and on social media, a source confirmed to Los Angeles Times, Variety and Deadline. Their decision comes as executives at MCR Entertainment announced that they are shelving a completed documentary about him. In a memo, Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley wrote:
This morning, after discussion with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we made the decision not to proceed with any distribution for our recently completed documentary about Kanye West. We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform. Kanye is a producer and sampler of music. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic tune that has charted for over 3,000 years — the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain. The silence from leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or antisemitism in general is dismaying but not surprising. What is new and sad, is the fear Jews have about speaking out in their own defense.