Kanye West’s honorary doctorate has been revoked by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
After making anti-Semitic comments on social media, the Yeezy founder recently lost lucrative contracts with Balenciaga, Adidas, and Gap, and now The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has revoked his degree.
The disgraced rapper received an honorary degree in 2015 for his achievements and contributions to art and culture.
“The School of the Art Institute of Chicago condemns and repudiates Kanye West’s (now known as Ye) anti-Black, antisemitic, racist, and dangerous statements, particularly those directed at Black and Jewish communities,” the school said in a statement. “Ye’s actions do not align with SAIC’s mission and values, and we’ve rescinded his honorary degree.”
‘Ye lost his honorary degree after a group called Against Hate at SAIC asked the school to rescind his award in a petition. According to Change.org, the petition garnered 4,148 signatures.
“Kanye West’s hateful speech incites violence and does not represent the values of our community,” Against Hate at SAIC wrote.