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Kanye West’s “disturbing and extremely offensive” Instagram post drew ire from CAA

Kanye West’s “disturbing and extremely offensive” Instagram post drew ire from CAA

Hollywood talent agency CAA cuts ties with Kanye West after antisemitic tirade

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A talent agency has severed ties with Kanye West because of a “disturbing and extremely offensive” Instagram post in which he called Jewish people “wack jobs.”

The CAA agency in Hollywood revoked a contract with West, the hip-hop star, for a range of reasons, including his “anti-Semitic, dehumanizing and discriminatory” comments in March about some African-Americans.

“We believe that these comments are particularly inappropriate given the fact that Mr. West is an influential voice in hip-hop circles and represents the cultural views and diversity that is central to CAA’s mission,” the agency said.

“We recognize the deep-seated discomfort that many in our community feel with these types of comments and are deeply concerned that they will cause further harm.”

West’s remarks about African-Americans and Jews drew particular ire in light of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., against people of color. The rapper said he was in California to perform a concert for the victims.

West later wrote on Instagram that he was “born with a silver spoon in my mouth as a n****r, but I could not give his n**** a gift his ass wouldn’t take.”

“I grew up as an embarrassment and the punchline to a joke,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “I’m not the first nor will I be the last to do things that make it impossible to live. No one was harmed in my home, but I’m sorry if I made anyone feel inferior… I hate n****rs. Never forget that.”

“It was clear from the beginning we had a problem,” the CAA spokeswoman said.

The agency said that it believed, along with many others, that his comments had been “grossly offensive.”

West later apologized, on his now-private Twitter account.

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