There was a petition that was started for Adidas to sever ties with Kanye West after his slavery comments, but they could careless and are sticking by their bread and butter.
We all saw the disater that is Kanye West on TMZ live where he commented on Slavery being a choice, which sparked a petition by Care 2 calling for Adidas to drop West as a partner. The rapper moved his Yeezy brand under the athletic wear giant in 2013, and Adidas announced a long-term relationship with West in 2016 with plans to expand apparel and retail stores.
They need 10,000 signatures, and right now there are 9,742……… But Adidas doesn’t care, because they stated that they’re sticking by Kanye West saying that “We neither comment or speculate on every single comment that our external creators are making,” he said. “Kanye has been and is a very important part of our strategy and has been a fantastic creator. That’s where I’m gonna leave it.”
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 3, 2018