Hollywood talent agency CAA cuts ties with Kanye West after antisemitic tirade
This past week has been an important one for the entertainment world. Throughout the weekend, three talented comedians and one Hollywood executive were all the talk of the entertainment world.
But in the midst of the hype, another story has been overshadowed. On Wednesday morning, YG Entertainment cut ties with pop icon Kanye West after he made a bizarre anti-Semitic speech about Jews and Israel. TMZ reports that YG’s Chief Executive Tim Leiweke explained that he has always been against the rhetoric that West put forward in that speech.
But that’s not the entire story. TMZ reports that West is being accused of “anti-Semitism” for the first time, and he has been publicly criticized for his rhetoric.
As TMZ reports:
TMZ has learned a major Hollywood talent agency has severed ties with the rapper after he was accused of anti-Semitism for a rant he delivered in front of the group of activists Saturday night in Los Angeles. “Kanye West is no longer affiliated with the CAA,” a source close to the CAA told TMZ Wednesday. The source confirmed the statement, but declined to name the agency and the person who made it. Sources tell TMZ the agency was “very shaken by what he said and the reaction of the attendees.”
Kanye’s speech was entitled “Death To the Jews,” and he was addressing the anti-Israel “Hollywood elite” in the audience who were protesting Israel and urging him to end his “anti-Semitic tirades” by visiting Israel.
His speech was met with a loud response from the pro-Israel activists in the audience.
“It was like a Klan rally,” one attendee told TMZ. “I’m sorry, I think it was awful,” she said.
Meanwhile, on Thursday morning, the controversy rippled across the world and even reached the White House.
During a press conference, President Trump called out Kanye