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Kanye West’s Donda Academy Dropped From High School Tournament Over Rapper’s Anti-Semitic Comments

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Kanye West’s Donda Academy basketball team will not be able to showcase their talents this year at a high-profile high school basketball tournament.

 

Following Kanye’s anti-Semitic comments, the Kentucky Play By Play Classic announced that the Christian prep school founded by Kanye is no longer invited to the annual tournament in Louisville on Dec. 11.

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“Kanye’s words and actions violate our values as a company and a country, and what we seek to ensure at all of our events — a spirit of diversity, sportsmanship, inclusion, equity and mutual respect,” tournament organizer Scholastic Play By Play Classics said in a press release.

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Donda Academy was originally scheduled to play North Laurel on Dec. 11 and will now be replaced by Imhotep Charter.

 

The press release continues: “While we are firm in our reasoning for this decision, it does not diminish our heartache and regret for Donda’s hardworking athletes who will lose out the most as a result of Kanye’s actions.”

 

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