LeBron James’ HBO talk show The Shop has canned a recently filmed episode featuring Kanye West.
In a statement given to ESPN owned website Andscape, SpringHill Company CEO Maverick Carter said West had used his appearance on the show to spread hate speech.
“After talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments,” Carter said. “Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes. We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks.
While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate. I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”
According to the report, West doubled down on his recent anti-Semitic remarks during the recording, which did not feature LeBron James.
The controversial episode followed a long list of recent incidents for Kanye, who appeared at Paris Fashion Week in a t-shirt featuring the phrase “White Lives Matter”.
West also insinuated that fellow rapper Diddy was being controlled by the Jewish community, and tweeted his intentions to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE”.
He has since had his social media accounts restricted.