Kanye West shuts school amid anti-Semitism backlash

American rapper, Kanye West, continues to suffer losses following backlashes to his anti-Semitic comments on his social media pages.

Most recently, Ye as he is legally known, had to abruptly shut down his school, Donda Academy, for the rest of the year.

The school’s principal, Jason Angell, wrote to parents in an email that the school was closing at the founder’s “discretion,” TMZ reports.

The mail read in part, “First, we would like to express our gratitude for the community of families and scholars that Donda Academy brought together. However, at the discretion of our founder, Donda Academy will close for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year effective immediately, Thursday. October 27, there is no school tomorrow.

“Our leadership team will be working diligently to assist all families during this transition, ensuring that every scholar has what they need to succeed in their next community in a prompt and gracious manner.”

Angell however said in the mail that the school intends “to begin afresh in September of 2023”

Kanye himself also shared the news via his Instagram page in a since-deleted Instagram post saying, “Here’s the clout you’re looking for. My school is being shut down.”

Named after West’s late mother, Donda, the Academy is an unconventional Christian school located at a well guarded location in Carlifonia.

According to the school’s website, Donda’s curriculum includes full school worship, core classes of language arts, math, and science. Enrichment courses such as world languages, visual arts, film, choir, sports are also taught in the school.

West has lost several deals following his comments against Jewish people. Brands like Adidas, Balenciaga, GAP, have all scuttled their business deals with the rapper.

Kanye’s former bank, JP Morgan, severed ties with him. His management, Creative Artist Agency, also announced that it will no longer represent Ye.

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