Thursday, May 23, 2024

Exclusive: Adidas US Marketing Manager Rips Company Over Kanye West: “Until Adidas takes a stand, I will not stand with Adidas”


Sarah Camhi is Adidas’s US Marketing Manager headquartered in Oregon. She’s a brave woman, Tonight she’s taken her own company to task for not stepping up and severing ties, or saying anything, about Kanye West’s antisemitic remarks and hate mongering.

Camhi is very brave. She will probably be fired for publishing her statement. But she is to be applauded and commended.

Writing on LinkedIn, Camhi states the following:

“Coming off of the adidas global week of inclusion, I am feeling anything but included.

“As a member of the Jewish community, I can no longer stay silent on behalf of the brand that employs me. Not saying anything, is saying everything.

“It’s been 14 days since Kanye started spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric and adidas has remained quiet; both internally to employees as well as externally to our customers.

“We have dropped adidas athletes for using steroids and being difficult to work with but are unwilling to denounce hate speech, the perpetuation of dangerous stereotypes and blatant racism by one of our top brand partners.

“We need to do better as a brand. We need to do better for our employees and we need to do better for our communities. Until adidas takes a stand, I will not stand with adidas.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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