Fox News hosts forced to make on-air U-turn over support for Kanye West
Kanye West continued to air “more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes” during a taping of a new episode of LeBron James’s YouTube talk show Uninterrupted The Shop.
The Shop, which is produced by James and his business manager, Maverick Carter, said in a statement first issued to Andscape on Tuesday that they would be canning the episode taped with Ye this week and would not be disclosing the contents of what was specifically said, but apologized to the crew and guests for “believing Kanye wanted a different conversation”.
“Hate speech should never have an audience,” said Mr Carter.
Leaked video footage from earlier on Tuesday also showed that West reportedly made a string of anti-semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with Tucker Carlson.
The rapper, who remains banned from Twitter and Instagram for a string of separate anti-Semitic posts, also made bizarre statements that “fake children” had been put in his home to manipulate his own children. The controversial fashion mogul also talked about having visions of “kinetic energy” that he is sent by God.
Canadian Jewish advocacy group labels Kanye West’s tweets ‘Jew hatred in plain sight’
The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, an advocacy group of Jewish Federations across Canada, issued a video condemning Kanye West’s most recent attacks on social media platforms, labeling the posts “Jew hatred in plain sight”.
“In #Canada, Jews remain the most targeted religious minority for hate crimes,” the CIJA wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “Kanye West’s recent post perpetuated stereotypical antisemitic tropes. Language like this has led to violence & targeted attacks against the Jewish community.”
In a video attached to the tweet, the group explains how incendiary comments like the ones West made over the weekend have been used to justify violence against the religious minority in the past.
“This is Jew hatred in plain sight,” a caption in the video reads after sharing a screenshot of West’s tweet from Saturday night.
Johanna ChisholmOct. 12, 2022, 6:20 p.m.
Ben Shapiro appears to both defend and condemn Kanye West after antisemitic posts
Right-wing podcaster Ben Shapiro took to Twitter to both condemn Kanye West’s remarks over the weekend as “anti-Semitic” and, simultaneously, say that his recent messages about being pro-life were “encouraging”.
“Back from the Jewish holiday now. As usual, two things can be true at once: Kanye’s moves toward pro-life, faith, and family conservatism are encouraging; his “death con 3” posts and Black Hebrew Israelite language are clearly anti-Semitic and disturbing,” tweeted Mr Shapiro.
That short, but to the point message, quickly gained backlash in the minutes after it was posted
“2 things can be true at once, the Nazi’s killed 9 out of 12 of my Grandfather’s siblings, but the trains ran on time,” tweeted user Brian D. Fallows. “Kanye: down with the Jews Ben Shapiro: Bad Kanye but love your family values!” tweeted journalist Jordan Chariton.
Johanna ChisholmOct. 12, 2022, 5:07 p.m.
Bella Hadid seemingly reacts to Kanye West’s anti-Semitic posts: ‘This is NOT okay’
Bella Hadid has seemingly addressed Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic posts, noting on Instagram that it would be a “disservice” to herself and her loved ones if she did not “speak up.”
On Tuesday, the 26-year-old shared a statement to condemn anti-Semitism and the “things” that have been shared about it recently on “public platforms”.
While she didn’t mention West by name, her post comes after the rapper went to Twitter to claim that he would go “death con three on JEWISH PEOPLE”.
“To allow any form of anti-Semitism to slip by, as desensitized as the world has become, it would be a disservice to my friends, the families I have grown up with, the people I love and work with, myself, and even the Palestinian cause as a whole,” she wrote.
Amber Raiken has the full report below.
Bella Hadid seemingly reacts to Kanye West’s anti-semitic posts: ‘This is NOT okay’
‘Anti-Semitism, or targeting any innocent Jewish person, anywhere, will never be okay’
Johanna Chisholm12 October 2022 16:22
Anne Frank Trust calls Kanye West’s tweets ‘deeply troubling’ and ‘dangerous’
The Anne Frank Trust, an education charity that empowers young people to challenge all forms of prejudice, warned that Kanye West’s antisemitic remarks were not only “deeply troubling” but also “dangerous” in a response shared on their account on Tuesday.
“The clear antisemitism present in recent tweets by Kanye West is not only deeply troubling and upsetting but also dangerous,” the account tweeted.
“His words incite violence and spread anti-Semitic conspiracies that cause real harm to the Jewish community. Words matter, especially when spoken by someone with such a large platform.”
Johanna Chisholm12 October 2022 15:20
ICYMI: Leaked videos reveal West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Carlson interview
Kanye West made a string of anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, according to a report.
The rapper, who is currently banned from Twitter and Instagram for a string of separate anti-Semitic posts, also made bizarre statements that “fake children” had been put in his home to manipulate his own children. The controversial fashion mogul also talked about having visions of “kinetic energy” that he is sent by God.
Graeme Massie has more details below.
Kanye West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Carlson interview
Ye is currently banned from Twitter and Instagram for comments about Jews
Johanna ChisholmOct. 12, 2022, 2:45 p.m.
Trump-endorsed Missouri Senate candidate tweets, and deletes, support for Kanye West
A Trump-endorsed candidate for Missouri Senate tweeted his support for Kanye West on Monday, days after the rapper had unleashed separate antisemitic attacks on Twitter and Instagram that resulted in him getting booted from both platforms.
“America needs a Kanye West Kid Rock tour. Let’s go!” tweeted Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Eric Schmitt.
That tweet, posted on Monday, can no longer be found on the Republican’s Twitter feed, as it appears to have been deleted.
Mr Schmitt seemed to gain the backing of the former president this past summer ahead of the Republican primary race against Eric Greiten, but at the time, it was still unclear which candidate Trump was referring to as he simply said he’d be endorsing “Eric ”.
Johanna Chisholm12 October 2022 14:20
Mehdi Hasan calls out Fox News after video tapes of Kanye West interview unearthed
Mehdi Hasan took Fox News to task after unaired versions of the network’s two-part interview with Kanye West were unearthed and showed the rapper making a string of anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with host Tucker Carlson.
“Here’s a thought: neither the political party nor the TV network that excused or ignored Trump’s antisemitism, Greene’s antisemitism, Gosar’s antisemitism, and now Kanye West’s antisemitism should probably never be taken seriously again on the issue of antisemitism,” tweeted the MSNBC host.
Johanna ChisholmOct. 12, 2022, 1:45 p.m.
Watch: Kanye West appears to show porn video to Adidas executives during business meeting
ICYMI: Kanye West has released a video in which he appears to show a porn video to Adidas business executives.
The rapper, who goes by Ye, released the bizarre 30-minute vlog titled ‘LAST WEEK’ on his YouTube channel on Monday morning. In one clip, he appears to be in a business meeting with five men when he pulls out his phone to show the group a video.
“Is that a porn movie?” one of the unidentified men asks, to which West can be heard replying: “Yeah.”
Watch the full clip of the documentary here with The Independent:
Kanye West appears to show porn video to Adidas executives during business meeting
Kanye West has released a video in which he appears to show a porn video to Adidas business executives. The rapper, who goes by Ye, released a bizarre 30 minute vlog titled ‘LAST WEEK’ on his YouTube channel. In the vlog, Mr West appears to be in a business meeting with five men. He out his phone and shows the group a video. “Is that a porn movie?”, one of the unidentified men asks. “Yeah,” replies Mr West. Mr West’s associate goes on to accuse Adidas of stealing the rapper’s ideas. Sign up to our breaking news email alerts here
Johanna ChisholmOctober 12, 2022 1:20 p.m.
Trevor Noah includes West’s comments in his top contenders for week’s most ‘amazing racism’
Trevor Noah’s late-night roast of Kanye West included a moment where he said the famous rapper’s comments had earned him a top-three spot in his ranking for the week’s most “amazing racism”.
“I don’t even know where to begin with this shit,” The Daily Show host began in his Tuesday night segment on the rapper, who remains locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts for separate anti-Semitic posts. “I mean promoting anti-Semitism to your 50 million followers?”
Zeroing-in on what he acknowledged was the less important point of West’s rants was the typo where the rapper wrote that he would be going “death con 3” on Jewish people.
“I know this is not the point but that’s not how you say it. I know it’s not the main issue. I know that,” Noah added. “But it’s DEF CON 3. Alright, not death con 3. Death con sounds like like a trade show where they unveil all the latest coffins or something.”
Watch the full clip here:
Johanna Chisholm12 October 2022 12:30
Elon Musk says he’s spoken to Kanye West about his anti-Semitic tweet
ICYMI: Elon Musk has revealed he has spoken to Kanye West, who remains embroiled in controversy for posting antisemitic messages.
The world’s richest man said in a tweet that he spoke to the rapper to express his concerns about his recent tweet and he believes West took his concerns to heart.
“Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart,” wrote the Tesla chief executive on Tuesday.
Mr Musk’s second tweet over the controversy came in reply to his earlier tweet welcoming the rapper-fashionista and his “friend” back to Twitter after nearly two years.
Keep reading The Independent’s full story here:
Elon Musk says he’s spoken to Kanye West about his anti-Semitic tweet
Musk earlier celebrated West’s return to Twitter after nearly two years
Graeme Massie12 October 2022 12:02