Ye (previously Kanye West) has withdrawn his honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) because the musician is still dealing with the effects of his barrage of antisemitic statements.
The Chicago Sun-Times said SAIC officials stated on Thursday “repudiating” Ye’s “anti-Black, antisemitic, racist, and deadly sentiments, particularly those directed at Black and Jewish populations.”
After a change.org petition urged the institution’s president to revoke Ye’s honorary degree, SAIC stated that Ye’s actions “do not accord with SAIC’s mission and values.”
With his antisemitic remarks being deemed “unacceptable, vile, and dangerous,” Adidas ended its connection with Ye’s Yeezy brand in October.
Soon after, Forbes published a figure revealing Ye’s net worth had fallen from $2 billion to $400 million.
The media group MRC also abandoned its plans to make a documentary with a Ye theme.
Ye continued his pro-Nazi media tour in an interview published Monday night.
“Jewish people cannot dictate who I can and can not love. Nobody can be made to feel your grief. In an interview published by the creator of the Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, Ye declared, “Jewish people, forgive Hitler now.