Feb 4, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Adidas sneakers of Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) against the Phoenix Suns during the game at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Adidas CEO Bjorn Gulden has finally revealed with the apparel company is going to do with all of those unsold Yeezy shoes designed by Kanye West in the wake of the antisemitic rapper’s controversy.
In a speech to shareholders on Thursday, Gulden said that Adidas will end up selling around $500 million worth of the sneakers and donate the proceeds to charity.
He also said that various non-government organizations and others who were “harmed” by West’s comments, who advised him not to incinerate them, but instead provide them to those in need.
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