HomeArts & EntertainmentTV & ShowbizKanye West doc Jeen-Yuhs will remain on Netflix amid anti-Semitism controversy

Kanye West doc Jeen-Yuhs will remain on Netflix amid anti-Semitism controversy

The Kanye West documentary Jeen-Yuhs will remain streaming on Netflix amid the rapper’s ongoing anti-Semitism controversy.

A rep for the streaming service told TMZ Monday that the company is not removing the doc because West was not a creator or promoter on the project, but rather the subject.

The rep noted that Netflix doesn’t have a history of removing content of producers or performers who later find themselves mired in controversy.

The latest: The Kanye West documentary Jeen-Yuhs will remain streaming on Netflix amid the rapper’s ongoing anti-Semitism controversy. West, 45, was seen in an interview with Piers Morgan last week 

Jeen-Yuhs, which debuted on the streaming service in February, is described by the streamer as an ‘intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West’s career, filmed over two decades.’

The statement from the streamer comes following a story from The New York Times examining West’s business relationships after he publicly spoke out against Jewish people.

The paper reported that West’s future in music is unclear, as he had not been affiliated with the Def Jam Recordings since the release of Donda in August of 2021.

His February album, Donda 2, was released exclusively on his stem player. Def Jam is also not distributing material from West’s label Kanye’s Getting Out Our Dreams, according to the report, though it is unclear when the severance took place.

A rep for the streaming service told TMZ Monday that the company is not removing the doc because West was not a creator or promoter on the project, but rather the subject

A rep for the streaming service told TMZ Monday that the company is not removing the doc because West was not a creator or promoter on the project, but rather the subject 

Jeen-Yuhs debuted on the streaming service in February

Jeen-Yuhs debuted on the streaming service in February

It is described by the streamer as an 'intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West's career, filmed over two decades'

It is described by the streamer as an ‘intense, intimate docuseries charting Kanye West’s career, filmed over two decades’

Fashion mainstays including Vogue magazine and Balenciaga have publicly distanced themselves from the rapper/fashion designer.

A rep for Balenciaga’s parent company Kering told Women’s Wear Daily Friday, the company ‘has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist.’

A spokesperson for Vogue told Page Six Friday that the magazine and its editor-in-chief Anna Wintour have no plans on working with West in the future.

An insider said Wintour ‘has had enough’ of West’s behavior, and ‘has made it very clear inside Vogue that Kanye is no longer part of the inner circle.’

West on Monday was dropped by the talent agency CAA, which he initially signed with six years ago.

Another documentary about West made by the studio MRC will be shelved in the wake of the scandal, the AP reported, as execs Modi Wiczyk, Asif Satchu and Scott Tenley said in a Monday memo, ‘We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform.’

They added: ‘Kanye is a producer and sampler of music. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic tune that has charted for over 3000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain. 

‘This song was performed acapella in the time of the Pharaohs, Babylon and Rome, went acoustic with The Spanish Inquisition and Russia’s Pale of Settlement, and Hitler took the song electric. Kanye has now helped mainstream it in the modern era.’

West's latest racism controversy began with an October 3 Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line that saw him and conservative commentator Candace Owens don tops that read White Lives Matter on the back

West’s latest racism controversy began with an October 3 Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line that saw him and conservative commentator Candace Owens don tops that read White Lives Matter on the back 

West made the offensive remarks on October 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram

West made the offensive remarks on October 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram 

West’s turbulent month of race-related controversies kicked off October 3 when he and and conservative commentator Candace Owens donned tops that read White Lives Matter during a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line.

West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE … The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also … you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’

West was asked by Piers Morgan Wednesday if he regretted the tweet and he said, ‘No – absolutely not, absolutely not … I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to get hosed down – that’s a different type of freedom fighter.’

He later clarified: ‘I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt,’ he said. ‘I feel like I cause hurt and confusion, and I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, “Hurt people hurt people,” and I was hurt.’

West’s name made further headlines over the weekend after a group took to the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles saluting Adolf Hitler with banners that read, ‘Kanye is right about the Jews’ and ‘Honk if you know.’ 

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