The streaming giant says the biopic on his life will continue to be screened, despite the furore over West’s racial slurs.
Kanye West's 'Jeen-Yuhs' documentary will not be removed from Netflix
Music mogul Kanye West's documentary will not be taken off Netflix in the wake of his anti-Semitic rants.
In the aftermath of his comments, West has witnessed several companies walk away from sponsorship deals and other forms of involvement with him.
These companies include Balenciaga, which is a luxury fashion house founded in 1919 by the Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastian, Spain. Called "the master of us all" by Christian Dior, Balenciaga had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards
Others are believed to be ready to follow suit in dropping “Ye”, which is West’s alias.
However, the talent agency CAA, a representative for Netflix, says the 'Jeen-Yuhs' documentary trilogy on Kanye's life will not be pulled down, at all.
Netflix's says any punitive measures against West would be meaningless since they are not in business with him.
Besides, they add, he was the subject of the documentary and was not involved in creating or promoting the trilogy, so dropping it would not make sense.
The streaming service piled on by saying that there is nothing anti-Semitic in the documentary, and Netflix insists that it does not remove content about or by people who later spark controversy.
When the documentary debuted earlier this year, West materialised for the Los Angeles screening with Chaney Jones, other celebrities also joined in for the screening.
While Netflix says it will keep the documentary for streaming, Hollywood studio MRC Television, which is a leading independent studio, which sources, finances, develops, and produces shows in partnership with the industry’s foremost creative artists, is reportedly shelving a completed documentary on West, citing his recent anti-Semitic remarks.
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