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Kanye West – live: Rapper now accused of praising Hitler as JP Morgan ‘locks account’ over antisemitic tweets

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A former TMZ staffer said he was unsurprised by Kanye West’s troubling antisemitic language recently, claiming the rapper made comments praising “Hilter and the Nazis” in a previous, edited interview at the celebrity gossip site.

Conservative commentator Candace Owens tweeted a screenshot of a letter that West allegedly received from JP Morgan Chase earlier on Wednesday, where she alleged that the bank was terminating their financial relationship “with no official reason given.”

“Dear Ye, We are sending this letter to confirm our recent discussion with [redacted name] that JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (The Bank) has decided to end its banking relation with Yeezy LLC and its affiliated entities,” the letter read, noting that he had until 21 November to transfer to another financial institution.

JP Morgan has yet to confirm the veracity of the letter.

Footage leaked on Tuesday also showed that West reportedly made a string of antisemitic 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 antisemitic posts, also made bizarre statements that “fake children” had been put in his home to manipulate his own children.

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Podcaster claims Kanye West said he ‘loved Hitler and Nazis’ in edited TMZ interview

JP Morgan Chase bank cuts ties with Kanye West after antisemitic tweets

Kanye West episode on Lebron James’ show canned after Ye uses ‘more hate speech’

Leaked videos reveal Kanye West made antisemitic comments that were edited out of Tucker Carlson interview

Far-right figures champion and celebrate Kanye West’s posts

AOC, John Legend and Lizzo join Kanye West backlash as rapper stays banned on Twitter and Instagram

hosts were forced to make a U-turn on their support for Kanye West

12:07 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: hosts conceded that Kanye West’s post directed at Jewish people was “ugly” and “condemnable”, making a swift on-air U-turn shortly after supporting the rapper.

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hosts Will Cain and Pete Hegseth along with co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy defended West on Sunday after he was suspended from Instagram for posts that were condemned as anti-Semitic.

“There is no question that Kanye or Ye was going to have to be taken down after what happened in the Tucker Carlson interview,” Campos-Duffy said. “They had to cut him down.”

Later, after speaking in his defence, the Fox & Friends Weekend hosts returned to the television screens with a very different perspective after coming to know what he had actually posted.

Shweta Sharma has more on this story here.

hosts forced to make humiliating on-air U-turn over support for Kanye West

Kanye West attends Candace Owens’ documentary premiere and poses with Ray-J, Kid Rock

11:30 , Johanna Chisholm

After a week of nonstop scandals, Kanye West emerged on Wednesday night in Tennessee to pose for pictures alongside conservative podcast host Candace Owens as she premiered her new film.

The pair were also joined on the red carpet for snaps with country singer Kid Rock and Ray-J, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend who she released her 2007 sex tape with.

The 45-year-old rapper was dressed in all-black baggy clothing, tall boots and capped his look off with a “2024” black baseball hat.

Marjorie Taylor Greene compares Kanye West-JP Morgan cutting ties to 2020 racial justice protests

10:48 , Johanna Chisholm

Marjorie Taylor Greene delivered a sharp rebuke of JP Morgan Chase opting to cut ties with the Kanye West after another day of revelations about his past antisemitic comments were unearthed by TMZ and LeBron James’s YouTube show.

“Did any of the people that burned cities & rioted in 2020 get their bank accounts canceled like @catturd2 & @kanyewest? Whether you agree or not with a person, canceling people’s ability to buy & sell based on their speech is political warfare and proves free speech is dead,” tweeted the Georiga congresswoman late Wednesday night.

Kim Kardashian is reportedly only communicating with Kanye West through assistants, Page Six reports

10:28 , Johanna Chisholm

Kim Kardashian, the ex-wife of Kanye West and SKIMS founder, is reportedly only speaking with the rapper through third parties regarding the schedules of the pair’s children, according to Page Six.

“They have had zero communication in several weeks, and all communication regarding the kids’ schedules are now coordinated through assistants,” a source claimed to Page Six.

That same source claimed that the reality TV star has also been reportedly made “very upset by” West’s recent behaviour, including his Tucker Carlson interview, the “White Lives Matter” tees that he premiered at Paris Fashion Week and his recent antisemitic posts online.

ICYMI: Jimmy Kimmel skewers Kanye West and ‘fellow white supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

10:01 , Graeme Massie

Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist a scathing verbal takedown of Kanye West during his opening monologue on late night after the celebrity became, once again, ensnared in a social media scandal.

West, he deadpanned, has been “Ye-zier than ever,” Mr Kimmel began. He then read aloud the offending – and since deleted – tweet that earned West a booting from the platform on Saturday night: “I’m a bit sleepy but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

“Even Mel Gibson is like, reel it in, buddy,” quipped Kimmel.

Read more of Kimmel’s takedowns from his Monday night monologue here.

Jimmy Kimmel skewers Kanye West and ‘fellow white supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

Canadian Jewish advocacy group labels Kanye West’s tweets ‘Jew hatred in plain sight’

09:01 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: The Centre 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, labelling 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.

Watch: Kanye West appears to show porn video to Adidas executives during business meeting

07:55 , Graeme Massie

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

Mehdi Hasan calls out after video tapes of Kanye West interview unearthed

07:01 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Mehdi Hasan took 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.

ICYMI: Leaked videos reveal West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Carlson interview

06:05 , Graeme Massie

Kanye West made a string of anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with Tucker Carlson on , 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

Bella Hadid seemingly reacts to Kanye West’s anti-Semitic posts: ‘This is NOT okay’

05:10 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: 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 antisemitism 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 antisemitism 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’

Anne Frank Trust calls Kanye West’s tweets ‘deeply troubling’ and ‘dangerous’

04:04 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: 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 antisemitic conspiracies that cause real harm to the Jewish community. Words matter, especially when spoken by someone with such a large platform.”

Trevor Noah includes West’s comments in his top contenders for week’s most ‘amazing racism’

03:03 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Trevor Noah’s late-night roast of Kanye West included a moment where he said the famed 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 antisemitic posts. “I mean promoting antisemitism 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:

Kanye West episode on Lebron James’ show ‘The Shop’ canned after Ye uses ‘more hate speech’

02:03 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: 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 the championship-winning NBA star and his business manager, Maverick Carter, said in a statement first issued to Andscape on Tuesday that they would be pulling an episode taped with Ye and would not be disclosing the contents of what was specifically said by the controversial figure.

“Yesterday we taped an episode of The Shop with Kanye West. Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments,” Mr Carter said in the Tuesday statement, just days after the rapper was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts for posting antisemitic comments. “Unfortunately, he used The Shop to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.”

The statement from the executive producer added that the show would not be airing any of the specific comments made during the taping of the episode and that they took “full responsibility” for their error in judgement.

“While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” said Mr Carter. “I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”

According to Andscape, James was not in attendance at the taping of West’s episode, which had been scheduled weeks before the recent controversies involving the rapper had even occurred.

CEO of American Jewish Committee calls Kanye comments ‘a clear and present danger’

Thursday 13 October 2022 00:01 , Graeme Massie

The CEO of the American Jewish Committee has called Kanye West’s antisemitic comments “a clear and present danger to every Jewish person.”

Ted Deutch also called for Twitter, Instagram and other social media companies to keep the rapper off their platforms.

“Although some have tried, there is no rationale, no explaining away Kanye West’s rants on social media for anything else than what they are: vicious antisemitic statements that pose a clear and present danger to every Jewish person,” said Mr Deutch.

“With 31 million followers on Twitter and 18 million more on Instagram, West is an influencer in the worst sense of the word. With his vile online comments, West effectively encouraged hatred against Jews at a time when antisemitism and other hate crimes have risen to alarming levels around the world. This cannot be countenanced.

“West has acknowledged he suffers from bipolar disorder, but mental illness is no excuse for antisemitism. Let’s hope he gets the help he desperately needs. Until then, Twitter, Instagram should follow their own guidelines prohibiting hate speech and keep West’s anti-Jewish hate off their channels.”

Podcaster claims Kanye West said he ‘loved Hitler and Nazis’ in edited TMZ interview

Wednesday 12 October 2022 23:15 , Graeme Massie

A former TMZ staffer said he was unsurprised by Kanye West’s troubling antisemitic language recently, claiming the rapper made comments praising “Hilter and the Nazis“ in a previous, edited interview at the celebrity gossip site.

Van Lathan, the host of the Higher Learning podcast, said West sat down with TMZ for an interview and claimed the rapper said he “loved Hitler and the Nazis.” According to Mr Lathan, that portion was cut out of the interview.

Podcaster claims Kanye West said he ‘loved Hitler and Nazis’ in edited TMZ interview

Wednesday 12 October 2022 23:03 , Graeme Massie

Kanye West ignored the antisemitism controversy that he is embroiled in and grabbed lunch at Granny’s Kitchen, who posted video of his visit to their Instagram account.

“When (Kanye West) pull to the restaurant you know the the price just went up,” the Los Angeles soulfood restaurant posted.

Kanye West claims ‘fake children’ actors were placed in his home in order to manipulate his own kids

Wednesday 12 October 2022 20:47 , Graeme Massie

In one of the more unexpected moments from the unaired footage from Kanye West’s interview with host Tucker Carlson, he presents a wild theory that child “actors”, or as he calls them, “fake children”, had been placed in his home to in order to manipulate his own offspring.

“I mean, like actors, professional actors, placed into my house to sexualize my kids,” he said, referring to the “so-called son” of an associate. “We don’t, we didn’t even believe that this person was her son because he was way smarter than her, right?”

Read the full report from Graeme Massie here.

Kanye West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Carlson interview

US Senate candidate tweets support for Kanye West – then deletes

Wednesday 12 October 2022 19:45 , Graeme Massie

Republican US Senate candidate in Missouri Eric Schmitt tweeted support for Kanye West on Tuesday night, before quickly deleting it.

“America needs a @kanyewest @KidRock tour. Let’s go!,” the tweet said, drawing fire from Mr Schmitt’s Democratic opponent, Trudy Busch Valentine.

The rapper is currently suspended by Twitter and Instagram for a string of antisemitic posts and made further antisemitic statements during an interview with Tucker Carlson on that the channel cut out before they were eventually leaked.

“It reveals a great deal about Eric Schmitt’s character that tonight he is openly embracing those who spew vile antisemitism,” Ms Valentine tweeted in response. “This is both dangerous and appalling. Missouri deserves so much better.”

Ben Shapiro appears to both defend and condemn Kanye West after antisemitic posts

Wednesday 12 October 2022 17:07 , Johanna Chisholm

Right-wing podcaster Ben Shapiro took to Twitter to both condemn Kanye West’s remarks over the weekend as “antisemitic” 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.

Trump-endorsed Missouri Senate candidate tweets, and deletes, support for Kanye West

Wednesday 12 October 2022 14:20 , Johanna Chisholm

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”.

Elon Musk says he’s spoken to Kanye West about his antisemitic tweet

Wednesday 12 October 2022 12:02 , Graeme Massie

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 antisemitic tweet

ICYMI: House Judiciary GOP faces calls to take down tweet celebrating Kanye West

Wednesday 12 October 2022 11:03 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: The House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are facing calls to take down a tweet that celebrated embattled rapper Kanye West.

A tweet from the Republicans on the committee simply read “Kanye. Elon. Trump.” in reference to rapper Kanye West, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former President Donald Trump, despite Mr West’s suspension from Twitter and Instagram for antisemitic posts.

The House Judiciary GOP posted the tweet on Thursday. Over the weekend, Mr West was suspended from Twitter and Instagram after claiming on the latter platform that rapper Diddy was under the control of Jewish people, according to the BBC.

Alyssa Farah Griffin, a co-host of The View who previously served as a communications aide for Mr Trump, suggested the committee remove the tweet.

Read The Independent’s full report with Gustaf Kilander here:

House Judiciary GOP faces calls to take down tweet celebrating Kanye West

Lizzo opens up about veganism and body-shaming critics

Wednesday 12 October 2022 10:06 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Last week, Lizzo responded to Kanye West after the rapper made offensive comments about her weight during an interview with Fox host Tucker Carlson.

“When Lizzo loses 10 pounds and announces it, the bots… on Instagram, they attack her losing weight because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal when it’s actually unhealthy,” West, who legally changed his name to Ye, told Carlson.

Now, the “Truth Hurts” singer is opening up in a new cover story for Vanity Fair about how the body-shaming comments she’s received from critics over the years have “really hurt her”.

“And if one person says it, then another person says it, it multiplies like a f**king virus. If enough people on the internet start echoing sentiments about you, it becomes part of your public persona and it’s out of your control,” she said in the new interview.

Read the full story from Meredith Clark here:

Lizzo opens up about veganism and critics: ‘If I lost weight, what would happen?’

Harvey Fierstein cautions after Kanye West’s posts: ‘Ignore hate speech & you are partly responsible for it’

Wednesday 12 October 2022 09:01 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: American actor, playwright and screenwriter Harvey Fierstein tweeted on Tuesday, just a couple days after Kanye West unleashed a series of antisemitic posts on the same platform and was later locked out, to ask: “Why no response to Kanye West’s threats against Jews?”

“Don’t try to hide behind, ’You know he’s nuts,’” the Hairspray star tweeted on Tuesday morning. “He threatened death. His excuse was that Jews held him back. Does he strike you as someone who has been held back? Ignore hate speech & you are partly responsible for it.”

Ariana Grande shares posts condemning Kanye West’s remarks

Wednesday 12 October 2022 07:56 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: American pop artist Ariana Grande shared the since-viral clip of Jamie Lee Curtis tearfully addressing Kanye West’s most recent anti-Semitic social media posts, during which she called them “abhorrent”.

In the clip, where Curtis is being interview by NBC Today host Hoda Kotb, she explains how when she saw the anti-Semitic post from West, she “burst into tears”.

“Death con three on Jewish people? What are you doing? I mean, it’s bad enough that fascism is on the rise around the world, but on Twitter, on a portal, to pour that in as if Jewish people haven’t had it hard enough?” said Curtis, who’s of Hungarian Jewish descent on her father’s side.

Ariana Grande reshared a series of posts about the recent fallout from Kanye West’s remarks on Twitter and Instagram, all of which seemed to show her support for condemning the rapper’s comments (Instagram/Ariana Grande)

Ariana Grande reshared a series of posts about the recent fallout from Kanye West’s remarks on Twitter and Instagram, all of which seemed to show her support for condemning the rapper’s comments (Instagram/Ariana Grande)

Grande also shared a post from Saint Hoax, a pseudonymous name for a Syrian artist and Instagram influencer, where they had photoshopper a collection of tweets that discussed West’s post’s and his mental health.

“It is possible to both recognize Kanye’s mental health challenges and vehemently condemn his foul and dangerous anti-Semitism,” read one of the tweets used in the collage, reshared by Grande.

Ariana Grande reshared a series of posts about the recent fallout from Kanye West’s remarks on Twitter and Instagram, all of which seemed to show her support for condemning the rapper’s comments (Instagram/Ariana Grande)

Ariana Grande reshared a series of posts about the recent fallout from Kanye West’s remarks on Twitter and Instagram, all of which seemed to show her support for condemning the rapper’s comments (Instagram/Ariana Grande)

Why has Kanye West turned on his old friend Jared Kushner?

Wednesday 12 October 2022 07:54 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Kanye West took issue with a figure he’d previously professed his love for in his wide-ranging interview with ’s Tucker Carlson: Jared Kushner.

Throughout the explosive Thursday night sitdown between the pair, Kanye addressed a number of topics, including his pro-life stance, his decision to don a red MAGA cap, labelled the body positive moment “demonic” and admonished the fashion industry for encouraging his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, to “stick her a** out” for magazines.

In one of the more zany and unexpected exchanges, Kanye sharply criticised Mr Kushner, a former senior White House adviser to his father-in-law, Donald Trump, insinuating that he was a person solely motivated by financial gain.

“I just think it was to make money,” he told Mr Carlson of Mr Kushner’s work facilitating the Abraham Accords, a deal that sought to normalise ties between Israel and Arab nations.

Though it seems relations between the two men have soured recently, the pair of Trump-loyalists were not always at odds with one another. Here, we chart the chummy-turned-hostile relationship between Mr Kushner and Kanye and explain why the recent tensions have unfolded.

Why has Kanye West turned on his old friend Jared Kushner?

Elon Musk says he’s ‘spoken’ to Kanye West about his antisemitic tweet

Wednesday 12 October 2022 06:02 , Graeme Massie

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.

Shweta Sharma has the full story here:

Elon Musk says he’s ‘spoken’ to Kanye West about his antisemitic tweet

Opinion: Kanye West’s antisemitism is part of a wider bigotry that appeals to the right

Wednesday 12 October 2022 05:01 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Kanye’s enthusiastic, undeniable embrace of antisemitism shows that antisemitism is central to, and an inevitable consequence of, the GOP’s embrace of a politics of division and intolerance, writes contributor Noah Berlatsky.

The right offers its adherents a suite of bigotry and hatred. If you are white, or Christian, or a man, or heterosexual, or cis, or a citizen, or old, the GOP will tell you that you are better than someone else out there. They will assure you that that someone else is trying to take away your money, your status, your power, and your God-given right to be as cruel and vicious and hateful to those who are less white, or less Christian, or less male than you are.

Noah Berlatsky writes for The Independent

Read the full opinion piece for The Independent here:

Kanye West’s antisemitism is part of a wider bigotry that appeals to the right

Holocaust Museum of LA invites Kanye West: ‘We urge you to come visit us’

Wednesday 12 October 2022 04:03 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: The Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles extended a public invitation to Kanye West to visit their California-based facility, noting that the musician’s words “reach millions” and he had the choice to either “incite or inspire”.

“Words matter and words have consequences Ye. We urge you to come visit us at Holocaust Museum LA to understand just how words can incite horrific violence and genocides,” the Holocaust Museum L.A. wrote in a statement, first reported by Page Six.

The statement arrives after a chorus of celebrities and political figures across the country have condemned the musician’s comments over the past weekend, which earned him a lockout from his accounts on both Instagram and Twitter.

The Holocaust Museum of LA invited Kanye West to visit their facility in California, noting that the rapper had the choice to ‘incite or inspire’ (Instagram/bethlanefilm)

The Holocaust Museum of LA invited Kanye West to visit their facility in California, noting that the rapper had the choice to ‘incite or inspire’ (Instagram/bethlanefilm)

“The Holocaust started with only words that sadly begat stereotypes, racial and religious tropes and blaming others and led to the murder of six million Jews,” the museum wrote, adding that it was the museum’s mission to commemorate people killed in all genocides from around the world – including the one perpetuated against the Armenian people.

“Of which your children would be included,” the museum noted, highlighting how West’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, and their children are of Armenian descent.

“Your words reach millions and you can choose to incite or you can choose to inspire. We are located at 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 and welcome you any time,” the museum wrote.

Jimmy Kimmel jokes that his ‘Kanye-themed bar mitzvah is off’

Wednesday 12 October 2022 03:08 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist taking a public swipe at the celebrity who is, once again, dominating the headlines for his latest social media tirade.

On Monday night, after wrapping a bit about the country not being too keen to observe Columbus Day holiday – “there’s not even a Google doodle” for it, he jibed – the ABC host turned his attention to the “future president”.

Kanye West, he deadpanned, has been “Ye-zier than ever” Mr Kimmel began, before quipping that, “even Mel Gibson is like, reel it in, buddy.”

He explained how the rapper had accused Sean “Diddy” Combs in a text exchange he posted online of being controlled by Jewish people, to which the late-night host then defeatedly responded by saying: “I guess my Kanye-themed bar mitzvah is off!”

Watch the full clip here:

Far-right figures champion and celebrate Kanye West’s posts

Wednesday 12 October 2022 02:04 , Graeme Massie

ICYMI: While most took to condemning Kanye West after he blasted off a series of anti-Semitic posts over the weekend, the message he championed quickly took hold in alt-right circles where he was lauded as a warrior of “cancel culture” gone awry.

Andrew Torba, the CEO of the alt-right microblogging platform Gab, took to Twitter to beckon West to his platform after users had begun calling for a permanent ban on his account.

“How do we get Kanye on Gab?” tweeted Mr Torba, referring to his platform which is well-documented as a gathering space online for neo-Nazis, white supremacists and conspiracy theories such as QAnon.

Candace Owens, a 33-year-old conservative commentator, made her feelings about West’s posts very clear on her Monday podcast and claimed the media was overreacting to his posts, which have since been denounced by the Anti-Defamation League and the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance.

“If you are an honest person, you did not think this tweet was antisemitic. You did not think that he wrote this tweet because he hates or wants to genocide Jewish people,” she said, adding that “this does not represent the beginning of the Holocaust”.

Keep reading the full briefing from The Independent here:

Far-right figures champion and celebrate Kanye West’s posts

hosts forced to make humiliating on-air U-turn over support for Kanye West

Wednesday 12 October 2022 01:00 , Johanna Chisholm

hosts conceded that Kanye West’s post directed at Jewish people was “ugly” and “condemnable”, making a swift on-air U-turn shortly after supporting the rapper.

hosts Will Cain and Pete Hegseth along with co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy defended West on Sunday after he was locked out of his Instagram and Twitter accounts for posts that were condemned as anti-Semitic.

While Cain and Hegseth said they did not see the posts because they were censored, Campos-Duffy who saw the posts said it was “totalitarian” and “anti-American” for Instagram to delete them.

After speaking in his defence, the Fox & Friends Weekend hosts returned to the television screens with a very different perspective after coming to know what he had actually posted.

Hegseth said it is “unfortunate” and Cain described it as “pretty ugly”.

Read more about the hosts reaction on the Sunday programme here:

hosts forced to make humiliating on-air U-turn over support for Kanye West

Kiss star slams Kanye West’s anti-semitic comments

Wednesday 12 October 2022 00:03 , Graeme Massie

Paul Stanley, who is Jewish, took to Twitter to slam the rapper, who has been banned from Twitter and Instagram and widely criticised for his recent comments.

“Mental Illness IS a disease but should NEVER be used to minimize the danger of hate speech, advocating anti-semitism and violence against religions or ethnicities. We have found ways over centuries to rationalize this behavior and viewed the atrocities that followed. SPEAK UP!” tweeted Stanley on Monday.

Leaked videos reveal Kanye West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Tucker Carlson interview

Tuesday 11 October 2022 23:26 , Graeme Massie

Kanye West made a string of anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with Tucker Carlson on , 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.

More details below.

Kanye West made anti-Semitic comments that were edited out of Carlson interview

Kanye West invited to Holocaust Museum of LA after antisemitic posts

Tuesday 11 October 2022 23:00 , Johanna Chisholm

The Holocaust Museum of Los Angeles invited to Kanye West for a visit after he shared antisemitic posts online over the weekend.

The California-based facility extended the public invitation in a statement shared on Tuesday, noting that the musician’s words “reach millions” and he had the choice to either “incite or inspire”.

“Words matter and words have consequences Ye. We urge you to come visit us at Holocaust Museum LA to understand just how words can incite horrific violence and genocides,” the museum wrote in a statement, first reported by Page Six.

The statement comes after a chorus of celebrities and political figures across the country have condemned the musician’s comments over the past weekend, which earned him a lockout from his accounts on both Instagram and Twitter.

Johanna Chisholm has more here:

Kanye West invited to Holocaust Museum of LA after antisemitic posts

Tuesday 11 October 2022 21:48 , Graeme Massie

Kanye West made a string of anti-semitic comments that were edited out of his interview with Tucker Carlson on , 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 footage was obtained by Vice’s Motherboard.

West also talked about having visions of “kinetic energy” that he is sent by God. The footage never made the two-part interview between West and the right-wing TV host.

Jimmy Kimmel skewers Kanye West and ‘fellow white supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

Tuesday 11 October 2022 21:00 , Johanna Chisholm

Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist a scathing verbal takedown of Kanye West during his opening monologue on late night after the celebrity became, once again, ensnared in a social media scandal.

West, he deadpanned, has been “Ye-zier than ever,” Mr Kimmel began. He then read aloud the offending – and since deleted – tweet that earned West a booting from the platform on Saturday night: “I’m a bit sleepy but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

“Even Mel Gibson is like, reel it in, buddy,” quipped Kimmel.

Kimmel then turned his attention to host Tucker Carlson, who had welcomed West onto his programme the week before to offer the rapper a platform to discuss his other latest controversy – the premiering of “White Lives Matter” t-shirts at Paris Fashion Week on 6 October.

“This came on the heels of Kanye’s exclusive sit-down with fellow white supremacist Tucker Carlson,” Kimmel began to a rousing round of applause.

Read the rest of Kimmel’s takedowns of West and Carlson here:

Jimmy Kimmel skewers Kanye West and ‘fellow white supremacist’ Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson does an entire segment on Kanye West without mentioning recent comments

Tuesday 11 October 2022 16:07 , Johanna Chisholm

host Tucker Carlson, who aired two explosive interviews with Kanye West last week, dedicated another segment on his Monday night show to the rapper without mentioning the remarks he made over the weekend that earned him a lockout on Twitter and Instagram.

“Like Tiananmen Square, Ye West and Candace Owens, standing there in front of the tank which is the international media,” said host Tucker Carlson on Monday night, referring to the incident last week where the pair of controversial figures attended a Paris Fashion Week event dressed in “White Lives Matter” t-shirts.

The right-wing pundit interviewed Owens on the segment and discussed the fallout from Paris Fashion Week, but deftly avoided discussing the social media posts that have triggered a chorus of outrage from across the political spectrum.

“No group – no group – no matter what they look like or what they believe should be put up with being singled out on the basis of immutable characteristics,” Carlson said, after the pair had discussed how there was an “undeniable” hate towards white people in America.

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