After controversial statements, Kanye West statue at Madame Tussaud is removed

The figurine was originally launched in the museum in 2015 alongside a waxwork of his then-wife Kim Kardashian. (Photo: Instagram release)
The figurine was originally launched in the museum in 2015 alongside a waxwork of his then-wife Kim Kardashian. (Photo: Instagram release)

Ye had her statue at London’s famous Madame Tussauds wax museum removed. According to a spokesperson for the institution, the figure of Kanye was taken to the local archive.

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This decision comes after brands such as Adidas, GAP and Balenciaga ended contracts with the artist, following West’s recent controversial statements, including anti-Semitic comments. According to Forbes, the rapper lost $1.5 billion of net worth and billionaire status.

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In an official press release, Adidas claimed that “not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

The figurine was originally released at the museum in 2015 alongside a wax statue of his then-wife Kim Kardashian.

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