Boy George pounced on Kim Kardashian for not speaking out against her ex-husband Kanye West after a series of anti-Semitic statements by the rapper and entrepreneur.

West has been widely condemned for posting a series of scathing remarks about the Jewish community, including a tweet posted to his official Twitter an account in which he claims he wishes “death to the Jewish people.”

His views have prompted sports giant Adidas, which makes his Yeezy footwear and apparel brand, earning more than US$1.5 billion annually from the deal, to demand the unpredictable star be dropped.

But Culture Club singer George, 61, criticized Kim Kardashian, who shares four children with West, for not using her considerable social media presence to speak out against her ex-husband.

Outrage: Boy George hits out at Kim Kardashian for not speaking out against ex-husband Kanye West following the rapper’s spate of anti-Semitic remarks

In a video posted by followers on Instagram on Saturday night, he said: “I’m really shocked that more artists haven’t spoken out against what he’s saying.

“I’m appalled that Kim Kardashian hasn’t come out and added her voice to this debate because this woman has kids with Kanye so as a mother she should understand how little Jewish kids feel when they hear this shit . *Commenting on comments, how demoralizing and horrifying that must be.’

With visible emotion, he added: “As a gay man, I’ve experienced years of prejudice, so the idea of ​​doing this to someone else based on their race, color, sexuality or gender is just f***ing horrible to me, and it should be horrible for you.”

Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel recently spoke out in favor of ditching Adidas Kanye West following a series of anti-Semitic comments made by the controversial rapper and businessman.

Disappointed: Culture Club singer George criticized Kim, who has four children with West, for not using her considerable social media presence to speak out

Disappointed: Culture Club singer George criticized Kim, who has four children with West, for not using her considerable social media presence to speak out

In an article for the Financial Times, Endeavor’s co-CEO wrote that “there should be no tolerance for Western anti-Semitism anywhere” and called on brands to stop partnering with the designer.

‘Apple and Spotifythat features West’s music, whoever organizes West’s tours, and Adidas, who works with West on his fashion line, should stop working with him,” Emanuel wrote, essentially calling for a blacklist.

If Adidas and the other brands listed by Emanuel drop West, his billionaire status, which relies heavily on YEEZY’s valuation, could disappear.

Thanks to the popularity of YEEZY, which began in 2015, the German shoe company earns about $1.5 billion annually from its partnership with West.

Just a few weeks later, West, who now goes by the name Yeh, tweeted that he was about to launch a “deadly scam 3 against the Jewish people,” in addition to a number of other scathing statements that played down negative things about the Jewish people.

“Silence is dangerous,” Emanuel continued. “It allows forms of hatred and racism, including anti-Semitism, to spread and become normalized.

“It coarsens and degrades our society and country.”

Emanuel, himself Jewish, is considered one of the most influential people in the entertainment industry. West has repeatedly blamed the “Jewish media” and the “Jewish community” in the music industry for messing with him.

Emanuel is also good friends with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, with whom West has been on friendly terms in recent years.

It’s unclear how Musk, once he officially takes over Twitter, will manage West’s anti-Semitic and other offensive statements. West was kicked off the platform after his initial tirade earlier this month.

“Those who continue to do business with West are giving an audience to his misguided hatred,” Emanuel wrote.

Adidas ties to Hitler and Nazi Germany

The Dassler brothers, who took on the Adidas and Puma brand names, began shoe manufacturing in the 1920s in their hometown of Herzogenaurach, Germany, a shoemaking hotbed in Bavaria with more than 100 individual shoemakers.

Rudolf and Adolf “Adi” Dassler were distinguished not only by their willingness to become members of the Nazi Party, which guaranteed them success in business under Aryan domination, but also by their ambition.

With the expansion of the war in December 1943, Hitler converted civilian business into military production.

Now, instead of producing sports shoes, the Dasslers produced boots for Nazi soldiers as well as Panzerschreck bazookas in their factory.

Both brothers were drafted, and Rudolf joined the Gestapo.

Adi served only a year, and his brother remained in the service until the end of the war.

When Rudolph ended up in an American internment camp, he suspected that he had been tipped off by his brother, who was now busy making baseball and basketball shoes for the Americans.

A lifelong grudge separated the brothers. Their one company was split into two: Adi founded Adidas, and Rudolph founded Puma.

“This is a moment in history when the stakes are high and it’s important to speak openly about our values ​​and live by them. Silence and inaction are not an option.”

Adidas is in a particularly difficult position given its history as a Nazi-run company that produced boots for Hitler’s army as well as the Panzerschreck bazookas used in the war.

The Anti-Defamation League also wrote an open letter to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted and Chairman Thomas Rabe calling for an end to YEEZY.

The organization wrote: “In light of Kanye West’s increasingly strident anti-Semitic remarks over the past few weeks, we were dismayed to learn that Adidas plans to continue releasing new products under its Yeezy brand without seeming to acknowledge the controversy surrounding his recent remarks. .

“We are surprised and concerned that Adidas – a brand that supports inclusion and diversity – continues to not only support the Ye product line, but to release new products, even as it continues to promote hateful anti-Semitic ideas to its 31 million Twitter followers.

“We call on Adidas to reconsider its support of the Ye product line and issue a statement making it clear that Adidas and the community do not tolerate anti-Semitism.”

West’s partnership with Adidas has been under consideration since early October.

“Adidas has always been about creativity, innovation and supporting athletes and artists to achieve their vision. The adidas Yeezy partnership is one of the most successful in the history of our industry,” the company said.

“We also recognize that all successful partnerships are based on mutual respect and shared values.”

According to bank estimates, YEEZY is valued at $4-5 billion. That figure, however, was based on the brand’s ties to Gap and Adidas.

Earlier this year, West abruptly ended his relationship with Gap Inc., a decision that reportedly wiped $1 billion from YEEZY’s valuation.

If the Adidas partnership also goes south, following the waterfall of West’s anti-Semitic comments, his net worth could plummet by several billion more, bringing him closer to mere multi-millionaire status.

His contract with Adidas runs until 2026.

Celebrities including Amy Schumer and David Schwimmer also supported the ADL’s call to ditch Adidas in the West.

Schwimmer, 55, recently shared a video with West, 45, in which he said: “I can say about Adidas I can literally say it’s anti-Semitic and they can’t drop me, I can say I’m anti-Semitic and Adidas can’t drop me. What now? What now?

Schwimmer was supported by Friends co-star Jen Aniston in a post calling for Ye to be dropped.

While Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband is known for having unpredictable outbursts on social media — he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016 — his outbursts have become more frequent this year.

West recently hired Camila Vazquez, a lawyer who used to defend Johnny Depp, to handle his business interests.

Vazquez, who gained national attention for representing Depp in his stormy defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be one of the lawyers at the Brown Rudnick firm currently working with West, according to TMZ.

The realization that West had become a lawyer came after high fashion brand Balenciaga dropped West as a business partner.