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Balenciaga has permanently cut ties with rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West over serial controversies.
This has been confirmed in a WWD exclusive, with credible reports indicating that the Kering-owned company cut ties with Kanye on Friday. (Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, including Balenciaga, others include Gucci, Saint Laurent & others)
Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist.”Kering told WWD in a statement
This was a result of Kanye’s continuous controversy within the fashion industry and on social media, following his YZYSZN9 runway show held off-schedule during Paris Fashion Week, where he displayed a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt and the anti-Semitic threats alongside consistently taking to social media to voice his opinions on his critics.
Following this, YEEZY GAP ENGINEERED BY BALENCIAGA has been removed from not just its own stores and website, but from all retailers globally.
Kanye is set to buy social media platform, Parler. The platform “styles itself as a “free speech” alternative.