“Friends” star David Schwimmer takes a stand against Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments


Kanye West has caused outrage in recent weeks, particularly after his consistently controversial social media posts turned into outright hate speech against Jews.

Many Internet Users and even other celebrities have since spoken out to publicly denounce Wests offensive messagesincluding beloved friends Star, David Schwimmer.

The 55-year-old actor, who was reportedly raised himself by Jewish parents, is now urging West’s partner at Adidas to dump the rapper over his damaging comments, despite the company’s plans to release a new line of Yeezy shoes this week.

Schwimmer appeared on Instagram Friday voicing his opinion on the issue while sharing a video of West saying, “I can literally say anti-Semitic things and Adidas can’t dump me…now what?” Schwimmer posted the video to his Instagram storyalong with a message “What now” addressed to the Adidas Instagram account tagged in the post.

He also shared a follow-up post inviting his followers to join him and the Anti-Defamation League in demanding that Adidas sever ties with the US donda artist once and for all.

In a campaign titled “#RunAwayFromHate,” the Anti-Defamation League is urging Adidas to “reconsider its partnership with West.” The ADL’s letter to Adidas executives can be read in full here.

Schwimmer also shared a link to a petition on his Instagram story Change.orgcollecting signatures in hopes of getting the footwear and apparel brand to dump West.

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But this isn’t the first time Madagascar The actor has spoken out against West’s comments as he previously described the ‘Heartless’ rapper as ‘bigot‘ in an Instagram post earlier this month.

“His hate speech calls for violence against Jews,” Schwimmer said wrote in the post on October 10 while condemning those who excuse West’s behavior on the grounds that he is mentally ill. “If you interpret his words differently and defend him, you know what? You are racist.”

“If we don’t challenge someone as influential as Kanye for his divisive, ignorant and anti-Semitic words, we are complicit,” he continued, along with the conclusion, “Silence is complicity.” His post seemed supported by his to become friends co-star and longtime pal Jennifer Anistonwho double-tapped the important message.

You can sign the petition Change.org here and visit the Anti-Defamation League website for more information on the #RunAwayFromHate campaign.

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