Kanye West, the famous rapper and fashion mogul, is back on Instagram, and he recently posted a message that has caught the attention of many people. In his post, Kanye expressed his appreciation for the Jewish community, and he credited actor Jonah Hill for helping him change his perspective.
Kanye’s post was inspired by his recent viewing of the movie “21 Jump Street,” which stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. In the film, Hill’s character is Jewish, and his portrayal helped Kanye see Jewish people in a new light. He wrote, “Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again. No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people. No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you, Jonah Hill. I love you.”
What did Kanye West say about Jews that was controversial?
Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted, with the social media platforms saying they removed the rapper’s posts after online users condemned them as antisemitic.
Kanye West consequences for controversial remarks
Kanye has faced major backlash for his controversial comments about slavery, politics, and other sensitive issues. The repercussions of his remarks have been swift and severe, with several major companies and organizations severing their ties with the star.
Adidas, the shoe and clothing company, has ended its highly lucrative partnership with West and halted production of his popular Yeezy line. This decision has had a significant impact on West’s finances, resulting in his removal from Forbes’ billionaire list. Clothing company Gap Inc, which terminated its tie-up with West in September, is also taking steps to remove Yeezy Gap products from its stores.
In addition to losing major business deals, West has also been dropped by talent agency CAA and the Balenciaga fashion house. A completed documentary about West has been shelved, and his waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London has been removed from public view.
West’s controversial comments have also had an impact on his social media presence. He was restricted from posting, commenting, and messaging on Instagram and had his Twitter account locked. He has also faced consequences in real-life situations, such as being escorted off the premises of Skechers’ corporate office in LA after engaging in unauthorized filming.