“When I chose Donda Sports, it was for what it stood for: education, activism, single parent families. And I think it still is. »
These words of Jaylen Brown, who are not even two days old, have already aged a lot. The Boston player had spoken to confirm his presence within the Donda Sports agency, founded by Kanye West, despite the rapper’s anti-Semitic remarks.
On Twitter, the 2022 finalist returned to his statements via a press release, continuing to condemn Kanye West’s recent statements.
“Over the past 24 hours, I have been able to reflect and better understand how my previous statements lacked clarity in expressing my position against recent public remarks and actions”he wrote. “For that, I apologize. And in that, I try to be as clear as possible. I have always, and will always continue to stand firmly against all anti-Semitism, hate speech, distortion of reality and oppressive rhetoric of any kind. »
But this time, he goes further and announces his departure from Donda Sports. A few hours after saying the opposite therefore, and especially after the announcement of the end of collaboration between Adidas and the American rapper, which may have weighed in his decision.
“In light of this, after discussing it, I now recognize that there are times when my voice and my position cannot coexist in spaces that do not align with my position or my values. And, for this reason, I am ending my association with Donda Sports. »
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) October 25, 2022