Kanye West’s Netflix documentary series is still available to watch (Picture: Piers Morgan Uncensored)
Kanye West’s Netflix documentary jeen-yuhs is set to stay on the streaming platform despite the rapper’s anti-Semitic remarks.
The three-part documentary, which was released earlier this year and bills itself as an ‘intimate docuseries charting Kanye West’s career, filmed over two decades’, is still available to watch.
According to TMZ, Netflix said in a statement that it had chosen to keep it up because they were not in business with West and because the film did not contain any anti-Semitic rhetoric.
TMZ said that Netflix representatives also noted that other films involving other high-profile stars who have got into hot water have not been removed.
However, other brands and companies have worked to distance themselves from the rapper in the wake of comments he’s made in recent weeks, including a tweet where he wrote that he was going to ‘death con 3 [defcon 3] on Jewish people’.
First finding himself banned from that social media platform, as well as Instagram, West was also dropped from his talent agency CAA, while Balenciaga released a statement earlier this week writing that it no longer had ‘any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist’.
West and his late mother Donda in a scene from jeen-yuhs (Picture: Netflix)
Then today, Adidas also ended its relationship with West, noting that it ‘did not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other sort of hate speech’.
The statement by the sportswear company went on to say that West’s recent comments and actions had been ‘unacceptable, hateful and dangerous’ and that they ‘violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness’.
‘After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.’
On a recent episode of the podcast Drink Champs, which has now been taken down, West boasted about the fact he believed he wouldn’t face repercussions for his statements.
‘I can say anti-Semitic things, and Adidas can’t drop me. Now what? Now what?,’ he said.
West has been dropped by Adidas (Picture: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADIDAS)
But while his Netflix series is still up, a completed documentary from film and television studio MRC has been shelved, with an open letter by some of the company’s executives stating that they could not support ‘any content that amplifies his platform’.
His ex-wife Kim Kardashian has also thrown her support behind the Jewish community, saying that ‘hate speech is never OK or excusable’.
‘I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix for comment.
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His docu-series was released earlier this year