Harry Styles made an important statement during his “Love on Tour” performance in Los Angeles on October 24.
Normally, the “As It Was” singer wears Adidas x Gucci Gazelle sneakers to most of his shows, but he decided to switch things up this time to send a strong message to the company.
Instead, the Grammy-winning singer wore red Vans sneakers for her performance at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
One observant fan said on Twitter, mentioning Harry and his stylist Harry Lambert:
“Harry Styles wears adidas every concert of tour till they hesitate to drop Kanye and he promptly breaks out vans. I see u.”
Others applauded the “Watermelon Sugar” singer for speaking out against a corporation that appeared to be supporting an enraged rapper who previously declared he would go “death con 3 on the Jews.”
“We see your choice, and it means so lot to me and all your other Jewish followers, as well as those who stand with us in the face of antisemitism in all its manifestations.”
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter paired his new sneakers with tan leather pants and a shirt with an ice cream cone print.
Harry Styles’ wardrobe choice came before Adidas cut ties with controversial rapper Kanye West following his anti-Semitic social media posts.
Despite his previous claims, the “Donda” rapper believed that the famous shoe company would never kick him out; however, Adidas proved him wrong when they announced their decision on October 25.
In a statement, Adidas said:
“Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous and they violate the company’s values of diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
He has already been dropped by Balenciaga, Def Jam, and his label, G.O.O.D. Music, Gap, and MRC, in addition to Adidas. All of his lawyers have also dumped Kanye.
Adidas’ decision to end their relationship with Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, who had worked since 2013, reduced Kanye’s net worth to $400 million from $1.5 billion.
Following his other disturbing statements, Kanye was banned from social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, prompting him to blame the “Jewish media” for allegedly silencing him.
Despite the backlash, the “All of the Lights” rapper believes he will not be fired for his troubling behavior, which began when he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt during Paris Fashion Week.
He previously told TMZ that he wasn’t even losing money and that the day Balenciaga parted ways with him was the worst day of his life, “one of the most freeing days. We here, baby, we ain’t going nowhere.”