Why Won’t Kanye West’s Interview of a LeBron James Production Be Aired Anymore?

Why Won’t Kanye West’s Interview of a LeBron James Production Be Aired Anymore?

There is a Kanye West episode that we may never see. We know the artist for his controversies, probably more than his work as a musician. The hip-hop artist stirred up a lot of issues for himself on social media by posting a line of posts that has left a lot of people offended. Despite this, the celebrity has managed to stay in the limelight, even giving several interviews.

Most recently, he appeared on Fox News, sitting with host Tucker Carlson, wherein he expressed even more of his thoughts. But the wave of resistance against him seems to be getting quite strong. The proof of this is The Shop talk show that has decided to cancel the episode that had him as a guest. The decision has come after carefully considering what he said during the interview.

So why will the Kanye West episode not air?

Not everyone is a fan of Kanye West’s opinions. The executive producer of a show that had him as a guest revealed how they have decided to not air his episode. According to a source, the executive accused West of using the interview to “reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.” The YouTube talk show that canceled his episode due to offensive remarks, is produced by NBA legend LeBron James.

Another executive also talked about how the network booked Yeweeks in advance to come on the show. As a matter of fact, they had a discussion a day before the taping where Ye seemed normal to everyone, agreeing to acknowledge his recent comments. He also added that “Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes”. As per him, the show welcomes different viewpoints but does not support hate speech, something that Kanye practiced over and over.

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So far, Ye’s views have got him locked from Instagram and Twitter with a lot of his anti-Semitic posts removed. The sites may eventually decide whether to put a permanent ban on him.

Do you believe there is a fine line between free speech and hate speech when it comes to Kanye West? Let us know in the comments.

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