A Florida-based man is torching several pairs of Yeezy sneakers designed by Kanye
West as a way to protest against the rapper’s anti-Semitic remarks.
Danny Shiff was left fuming over West’s comments regarding the Jewish community,
documenting himself sacrificing his
sneaker collection in a now-viral video as he set the pricey shoes on fire.
The Sunshine State resident said he purchased about 40 pairs over the years and
burnt $15,000 worth of Yeezys to a crisp to make a statement, RadarOnline.com has
“I’m very much actually for free speech, and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but
what got me going on this one is someone like Kanye West, people like him cannot
use the massive platform to spread this kind of hate,” explained Shiff, per WSVN.
He went on to address the individuals who said his act was done in vain.
“A lot of people made comments about, ‘Oh, why are you burning them, it’s such a
waste, you should donate them,’ which is true. It is a waste to burn them,” Shiff
added. “But I totally would make a much stronger statement, and I did say that for
every pair, I’m going to buy two new pairs of shoes and donate them to charity, which