Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Kanye West Shouts Out Disgraced Former American Apparel Chief as “Brother” Who Inspired His So-Called Apology


Dov Charney is the infamous ex American Apparel. He filed for bankruptcy in 2022, eight years after he was fired from American Apparel over alleged misconduct related to his treatment of women at the firm. He still owes $20 million to New York-based hedge fund Standard General.

Jon Rafman, I told you about in the last few weeks. An artist, Rafman had his art shows in New York cancelled over accusations of sexual misconduct.

These are the guys Kanye West considers his best (Jewish) friends, along with actor Jonah Hill. On Instagram West says these are the 3 people who inspired his so-called apology, which he posted a few weeks in Hebrew that looked like it was written in AI.

There were reports that Charney, who was drummed out of the clothing business, was working for or with West in his Yeezy line. “Dov is our family, I stand by my Jewish friend.”

To say West is disingenuous is an understatement. Let’s forget the lyrics to his new song, “Vultures.”

West is an antisemite who’s hooked up with the worst people imaginable as shields.

Charney is a poor choice, certainly. He’s been sued several times over the last 20 years for sexual harassment by employees. He’s said numerous times that he sees no problem with sexually pursuing his employees, down to the age of 17. He’s now 55.

West is currently having a fire sale on his website — 20 bucks for shoe socks, workout pants, and t shirts.

He’s also getting surly about posts with pictures of his wife naked. See below.

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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