Rolling Stone reported that a former employee at Yeezy said the company’s culture was “cult-like.”
She revealed to the publication that she’d been trying “cult-deprogramming” techniques ever since leaving Yeezy.
Adidas is conducting an investigation into Yeezy’s work environment.
A former Yeezy staffer told Rolling Stone The culture of the company was like a cult.
More than a dozen former Adidas employees spoke out about their experiences at Yeezy. After a year of collaboration between West and the sportswear brand, West announced that he was leaving. Nine years.
Adidas is investigating Yeezy’s. workplace environment After staffers wrote a letter urging Adidas’ CEO and executive boards members to address allegations that Yeezy had a “toxic” workplace environment, they were finally able to do so. Rolling Stone published the letter.
According to the publication, the ex-Yeezy employee said she was looking for West’s approval. “That’s why we would do so much.”
Ex-employee of Yeezy stated that she had used “cult deprogramming” in her therapy to help her get out of cult. This tactic is usually used to help cult members reevaluate their situation.
Insider was informed by an Adidas spokesperson that Adidas does not tolerate hate speech or offensive behavior and has ended the Adidas Yeezy partnership. We have been and are still actively engaged in conversations about the events that led us to the decision to end the partnership with our employees. They have our full support as we work through the details.
“It is not yet clear if the anonymous letter allegations are true. These allegations are serious and we have taken the decision to initiate an independent investigation into the matter immediately to address them.
Insider reached out to Yeezy representatives but they did not immediately respond.
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