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A Chicago mural honoring Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and his city roots, has been painted over as the artist continues to face backlash over his recent anti-Semitic comments.

Video shared on social media, the West Loop mural appeared to be painted over with black paint.

“It’s crazy to see this now…they’re painting over the Kanye mural in Chicago,” wrote the Twitter user who posted the video.

Later images captured by NBC Chicago showed the finished product, with Ye’s image turned into a silhouette.

The artist who painted the original mural, Jason Peterson, retweeted the images were shared on social media but did not comment on it.

In an Instagram story, however, he posted a photo of the updated mural, with the caption: “We need better role models”, CBS News reported. NBC News has reached out to Peterson for comment.

It was not immediately clear who made the decision to cover Ye’s image in the city where he grew up. A publicist for Ye did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

In addition to the Chicago mural being covered up, the Wieners Circle, a local eatery known for its vile customer service, made it clear that Ye was not welcome at the establishment.

“Chicago has officially dropped Kanye as a spokesperson,” the eatery said, sharing a… photo of his tentupdated with a rude message for Ye.

It comes as the artist has faced serious backlash, including losing key business partnerships, over his anti-Semitic comments.

Adidas joined a number of companies to cut ties with Ye after facing calls to end its partnership with the entertainer. Those calls were heightened after an anti-Semitic hate group hung a banner over a Los Angeles highway on Saturday that read, “Kanye is right about the Jews.”

“Adidas will not tolerate anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech,” the company said in a statement pronunciation Tuesday. “Your recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company values ​​of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

The German athletic brand said the decision to end its partnership with Ye “immediately” came after a “thorough review”.

Adidas had previously said it was his nearly decade-long relationship with Ye. was re-evaluating after wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt at Paris Fashion Week.

Balenciaga, Gap and the prominent talent agency CAA were also among the companies that cut ties with Ye.


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