Kanye West ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Docs to Remain Available on Netflix

Ye, who is facing widespread backlash after anti-Semitic remarks, wasn’t involved in the creation or promotion of the movies

Kanye West jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has found himself in hot water after giving a series of inflammatory interviews where he spouts anti-Semitic rhetoric. Multiple collaborators have dropped the rapper, citing his remarks as the reason. But one place that Ye will remain is Netflix, via the “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” documentaries, TheWrap has confirmed.

The three documentaries, it should be noted, feature West as the subject matter; he wasn’t involved in the creation or promotion of the movies. (And famously, he tried to block them before going up on the streaming service.) The documentaries are also free of the kind of hate speech that has embroiled him in his most recent controversy.

Netflix has taken a similarly hands-off approach for things like the Dave Chappelle’s comedy specials which feature anti-trans sentiment and were still allowed to exist as part of the streamer’s vast catalog.

Since Ye started making antisemitic comments he has been dropped by talent agency CAA and his collaboration with fashion house Balenciaga has been shuttered. Additionally, MRC has scrapped plans to release a completed documentary on the rapper. “We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform,” MRC CEOs Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu, along with COO Scott Tenley, wrote earlier today.

Along with his anti-Semitic remarks, West said that George Floyd wasn’t murdered by police officers but rather died from fentanyl use, which has prompted a $250 million lawsuit from the surviving family members.

So far, West’s lucrative partnership with Adidas has yet to be severed, leading for many to suggest an Adidas boycott is the way to go.

The Ankler first pointed out the decision by Netflix.