Kanye West latest: Biden says ‘silence is complicity’ as Elon Musk suspends rapper for swastika and Hitler comments

Kanye West releases 2024 campaign video after meeting with Trump

President Joe Biden and prominent US officials have condemned recent remarks from the rapper formerly known as Kanye West after his latest antisemitic tirade, Holocaust denial and praise for Adolf Hitler and Nazis.

“Instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides,” the president shared on his office’s Twitter account. “Silence is complicity.”

Elon Musk suspended the rapper from the platform after he shared an image of a swastika within the Star of David. He shared the offensive image on Thursday night just hours after he professed “I like Hitler” and “I am a Nazi” while joining far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his InfoWars program.

“I tried my best,” Mr. Musk said. “Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”

He also wrote “FAFO” – short for “F*** Around and Find Out.”


Jewish Dems condemn Kanye West’s antisemitism and Trump’s ‘enabling’ of the rapper

The Jewish Democratic Council of America has warned that the rapper formerly known as Kanye West’s antisemitism is “dangerous [and] must be condemned by all.”

“So should Trump’s decision to repeatedly defend him,” the group said in a statement. “Those who refuse to explicitly acknowledge Trump’s role in fueling the fire of hate make it harder to fight antisemitism [and] extremism.”

The former president has largely remained silent on hosting West at his Mar-a-Lago club with prominent white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes.

Alex Woodward3 December 2022 03:00


Holocaust Museum and Auschwitz Memorial provide resources for learning about Holocaust denial and antisemitic violence

Following Kanye West’s antisemitic outbursts, the US Holocaust Museum and Auschwitz Memorial have shared a wealth of resources and stories on social media about the rise of Nazism, victims of Hitler’s genocidal violence and how the party’s emblem emerged and remained an icon of hateful propaganda.

During his appearance on Alex Jones’s InfoWars broadcast on Thursday, West denied the Holocaust happened, falsely claimed that it is “factually incorrect” that 6 million Jewish people were murdered, and said “I like Hitler” and “I am a Nazi”.

Alex Woodward3 December 2022 02:00


Doug Emoff describes the ‘pain’ of antisemitism and urges Americans to ‘condemn these vile acts’

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said he is “in pain” after Kanye West’s antisemitic remarks praising Nazism and amplification of Holocaust denial.

“I’m in pain right now. Perpetuating lies, such as the denial of the Holocaust, and praising fascist murderers, is dangerous and fans the flames of antisemitism and hate,” wrote Mr. Emhoff, who is Jewish.

“We all have an obligation to condemn these vile acts. We must not remain silent,” he added.

Alex Woodward3 December 2022 01:00


Nancy Pelosi: ‘Being a celebrity isn’t a license to spew hatred’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged “every” political leader to condemn antisemitism after the rapper formerly known as Kanye West – who recently dined with Donald Trump and intends to run for president in 2024 – praised Hitler and Nazism.

“It’s staggering that it needs repeating: Hitler and his Nazi regime are the embodiment of evil,” the congresswoman said. “Being a celebrity is not a license to spew hatred. Every leader must condemn despicable antisemitic rhetoric & always speak out against antisemitism, no matter whatever form it takes.”

Alex Woodward3 December 2022 00:00


ICYMI: Kanye West is not buying social media platform Parler after all

Despite an October statement hailing a world-changing deal to purchase the right-wing social media app, Parler will not be selling the platform to Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.

The company announced that they reached a mutual termination agreement on December 1, hours after the rapper and virulent antisemite praised Adolf Hitler and his love for Nazis on an InfoWars broadcast with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

They announced that the decision was made in mid-November.

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 23:00


Kamala Harris: ‘Praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust is vile’

Vice President Kamala Harris has also weighed in to condemn Kanye West’s remarks, writing that “praising Hitler and denying the Holocaust is vile, appalling, and must be condemned.”

“Our administration will continue to stand up against antisemitism and the epidemic of hate,” she added.

Earlier on Friday, President Joe Biden said officials who remain silent in the face of virulent antisemitism are complicit in its platforming.

“Instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides. “Silence is complicity,” he wrote.

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 22:10


Republican Jewish Coalition says GOP must ‘make it clear’ that Kanye West is a ‘pariah’

The chair and CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which recently hosted top Republicans including Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis at a major conference in Las Vegas last month, have condemned yesterday’s InfoWars show as a “horrific cesspool of dangerous, bigoted Jew hatred.”

National Chairman (and former US Senator) Norm Coleman and CEO Matt Brooks said the broadcast with Alex Jones, Nick Fuentes and Kanye West reflected “a disgusting triumvirate of conspiracy theorists, Holocaust deniers, and antisemites.”

“We vehemently condemn those comments and call on all political leaders to reject these messengers of hate and relegate them to the dustbin of history where they belong,” they said in a statement on Thursday.

“Given his praise of Hitler, it can’t be overstated that Kanye West is a vile, repellent bigot who has targeted the Jewish community with threats and Nazi-style defamation,” they added.

“Conservatives who have mistakenly indulged Kanye West must make it clear that he is a pariah. Enough is enough.”

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 21:30


ICYM: Alex Jones files for bankruptcy

Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy protection on Friday, weeks after the conspiracy theorist and the company behind his InfoWars platform were ordered to pay roughly $1.5bn in damages for defaming the families of victims from the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre.

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 21:17


Reddit’s Kanye West board is turning into a page for Holocaust awareness and Taylor Swift

The subreddit dedicated to the rapper formerly known as Kanye West has transformed into a tribute to Taylor Swift and as a page to raise awareness of the Holocaust.

Top current posts on the page discuss the Auschwitz concentration and death camps; Krystyna Chiger, who hid in the sewers of Lviv to avoid Nazi capture; or are just images of Taylor Swift.

“This is officially a holocaust awareness sub,” one post reads, accompanying charts from a study about public awareness of Nazi-led genocide.

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 20:30


ICYMI: Ye paid a settlement to former employee who accused rapper of praising Hitler and Nazis

The rapper formerly known as Kanye West paid a settlement to a former employee who accused him of using antisemitic language in the workplace, including praising Hitler and Nazism, according to documents reviewed by NBC News.

In the settlement, Ye paid a former employee who allegedly witnessed several incidents, which Ye has denied.

The former employee spoke on the condition of anonymity after signing a nondisclosure agreement.

News of the settlement came roughly one month before Ye’s antisemitic tirade on Alex Jones’s InfoWars broadcast, during which he said “I like Hitler” and denied that the Holocaust happened.

Alex Woodward2 December 2022 20:15

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