Caitlyn Jenner tried to clear up any misunderstanding as she was seen rocking a pair of Yeezy sneakers between her former son-in-law That of Kanye West falling out with Adidas. The athletic brand, which makes Kanye’s Yeezys, cut ties with the rapper on Oct. 25 over his recent anti-Semitic comments, and a day later Cailtlyn donned a pair of the famous shoes for a coffee run in Malibu, according to photos shared by the Daily mail.
Antisemitism has NO PLACE in our society. Yes, I wore the shoes, but keep in mind @adidas still selling them… 👀 https://t.co/BSOOkNGQBt
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) October 28, 2022
Taking to her Twitter on Friday, October 28, the reality star shot down the idea that she supports Kanye’s views, and even tried to deflect attention to Adidas. “Anti-Semitism has NO PLACE in our society,” Caitlyn wrote. “Yes I wore the shoes but remember @adidas still sells them…”
Although Caitlyn seemed to be trying to distance herself from Kanye, she has previously sung his praises. “Very complicated guy. I really liked Kanye, I got along with him so well,” she said in May The Pivot podcast. “The two of us did great together. And even when I transitioned, he was so on my side. Love it.” However, she mentioned that Kanye “seemed difficult to live with” while he was married to her daughter-in-law, Kim Kardashian.
Meanwhile, Kanye has let his fans know how much his recent fiery antics have cost him… literally. On Thursday, October 27, the rapper took to his Instagram, which has been temporarily suspended due to his anti-Semitic comments, to claim that he lost a whopping $2 billion in one single day.
While it’s unclear exactly how much damage the Grammy winner will suffer financially over the comments, Forbes reported that Kanye no longer has a spot on their billionaire’s list, calling the Adidas split a huge loss. On Tuesday, the news outlet said Kanye’s Yeezy line of ultra-expensive sneakers at the sportswear company is worth $1.5 billion.
The post comes after it was reported that Kanye’s Donda Academy has officially closed for the rest of the school year. The principal of the educational institution, Jason Angellsent an email to parents of the students on Wednesday, October 26, announcing the immediate closure “at the discretion of our founder,” according to TMZ.
News of the closing is the latest fallout for the “Famous” rapper. Not only did Adidas, Balenciaga and his own talent management CAA drop Kanye after the antisemitic rants, he was also escorted out of Sketchers after showing up unannounced to allegedly stock up on his Yeezy shoes.