Celebrities Blast Kanye West for Spewing Antisemitic Hate: ‘30 Million Followers Listen to His Insanity’
Kanye West is drawing criticism and condemnation from Hollywood stars and politicians alike for his recent antisemitic spree.
“I haven’t seen anything like this. We have a Black white supremacist running around,” Kimmel said.
“Let’s imagine this was another pop star. Imagine if it was Ariana Grande saying this stuff. We’d load her into a cannon and fire her into the ocean, right? But Kanye seems to get crazier every day and he still has fans. And you know an interview’s gone off the rails when you’re watching it thinking, ‘Gee, I hope Alex Jones can talk some sense into this guy,'” Kimmel continued.
On Twitter, Frozen star Josh Gad, who is Jewish, blasted West for abusing his powerful platform and legion of millions of fans.
“No one who says ‘I love Hitler’ should be allowed any oxygen on any social platform,” the actor wrote.
It’s not what Kanye West says that scares me. It’s that he has 30 million followers who listen to his insanity on top of a cheerleader in the form of the current owner of this platform. No one who says “I love Hitler” should be allowed any oxygen on any social platform (period).
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 1, 2022
See more reactions condemning Kanye West’s antisemitic statements, below:
I just want to make a few things clear:
The Holocaust happened.
Hitler was a demonic figure.
And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides.
Silence is complicity.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022
Fuck Kanye and everyone who keeps giving him a platform.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 1, 2022
turns out kanye is not gonna be president
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 1, 2022
Anti-Semitism is disgusting and evil. The nonsense Kanye West is spewing is hate and will never, ever be tolerated.
As Americans, we must all stand united against anti-Semitism and support our Jewish neighbors in the face of these despicable attacks.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) December 2, 2022
Kanye West praising Hitler and Nazis is abhorrent and disgusting. Whether it is anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, sexism or homophobia there are always those who want to divide us up. Our job is to unite people around a progressive agenda that improves life for all.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 2, 2022
Somebody tell Kanye to SHUT UP!!!
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 1, 2022
However, some celebrities defended West’s antisemitism.
Akon defending West’s right to his antisemitic opinion, while Jenner called West a “really nice guy.”
Akon defending Kanye by calling his antisemitic comments a matter of opinion and saying that Jews shouldn’t take his comments personally until we understand the situation. I’m horrified and speechless pic.twitter.com/ifBdGxtqKR
— Liv Marks (@OliviaLilyMarks) December 2, 2022
Caitlyn Jenner offers Kanye West well wishes after he praised Hitler and Nazis on Thursday and posted a series of offensive antisemitic tweets:
“He’s a really nice guy … Kanye is Kanye.” pic.twitter.com/uJvf6Kifhm
— The Recount (@therecount) December 2, 2022
On Thursday (Dec. 1), a video of West conversing with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, during which the rapper identified as a Nazi and revealed he sees “good things about Hitler,” went viral online, sparking an intense, well-earned wave of backlash.
“I like Hitler,” West said during the interview.
Hours after the footage circulated online, the “Mercy” rapper was suspended from Twitter after sharing an image of a swastika merged with the Star of David, the symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism.
The image was quickly removed for violating Twitter’s rules.
On early Friday (Dec. 2), Twitter owner Elon Musk banned West’s account due to “incitement to violence.”
We at PopCrush condemn Kanye West’s antisemitism.