(AllHipHop News) Back in May, Care2 called on Adidas to cut business ties with Kanye West. The online petition was a response to the entertainer's TMZ interview where he suggested slavery in America was a choice.
West's recent Saturday Night Live rant about Donald Trump and his call to abolish the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution has led to more signatures on the petition. Over 27,000 people have now put their name on the online document.
"Kanye West continues to show disregard for the influence of his role as a public figure with his support of Donald Trump's policies and his confused Twitter rants on slavery, while the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment," says Care2. "West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions - but Adidas should not stand idly by and, effectively, condone his behavior and revisionist history."
Adidas partnered with West to produce the Yeezy apparel. While some reports claim that the brand is valued at $1.5 billion, Adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted is on record saying Yeezy is "a small part of our company."
During a May interview with CNBC, Rørsted spoke about the German corporation's "code of conduct." He also said, "We look upon all consumer feedback very serious."