Kanye West’s comments about Kylie Jenner are “not OK”

Fashion house Balenciaga cuts ties with Kanye West and the designer himself has been accused of racism during a New York Times interview. The brand issued a statement on Dec. 19 informing followers that…

Kanye West's comments about Kylie Jenner are "not OK"

Fashion house Balenciaga cuts ties with Kanye West and the designer himself has been accused of racism during a New York Times interview.

The brand issued a statement on Dec. 19 informing followers that “an internal investigation led by Balenciaga [has determined] that certain statements made by Kanye West were made with the intent to create a false narrative” about its “culture and its people, particularly the creative team.”

West called on his followers to boycott their brand on Wednesday after writing on Instagram: “We ask our customers, artists, employees and all creatives to stand with Black women and Black people everywhere, including in Balenciaga and Balenciaga Paris. We will no longer profit from art made with and for Black people, and we demand better for all of our people.”

“Balenciaga Paris has taken a long time to understand the cultural and political nature of their actions. We, the creative and creative team of Balenciaga Paris, are committed to a culture of understanding, respect, and inclusion, which is why we have started this internal investigation.”

The fashion house said they will not comment on the investigation or on the specific cases brought to its attention, which it described as “specific and private.”

Kylie Jenner, who is not a member of the Fashion House’s creative team, said on Instagram that she feels like she is “not OK” after receiving comments about her appearance.

She added in the caption: “The fact that I feel like I’m not OK after receiving comments is the most upsetting part of this. But I’m not OK, I don’t know how to fix this.”

A representative from Balenciaga Paris also said in a statement to CBS News: “Balenciaga has repeatedly been and will continue to be clear that we are committed to being an inclusive company. Our actions and inactions will not change our commitment to that. To our customers, we are continuing to welcome and respect all of our people with their differences, and to do so in a way that is clear, meaningful and meaningful for all.”

West’s comments were condemned by various prominent figures, who included musicians, actors and journalists. In a tweet, comedian Dave Chappelle said, “We call on all people of integrity to boycott @balenci

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