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NYT Writer Thanks Kanye West for Bringing Awareness to Antisemitism

New York Times writer Bret Stephens, who is Jewish, wrote an essay saying he’d “like to express a certain gratitude” to antisemitic rapper Kanye West for raising the public’s awareness of antisemitism after several major companies cut ties with the rapper over his recent comments about Jews.

“With a few outbursts in a few days — you threatened in a tweet this month to go ‘death con 3’ on ‘JEWISH PEOPLE’ and it’s been downhill from there — you’ve probably done more to raise public awareness about the persistence, prevalence and nature of antisemitism than any other recent event,” Stephens wrote.

The rapper, one of the most successful ever, has accused Jews of controlling the media, Hollywood, and lawmakers. He also threatened to go “death con 3” on Jews.

“So far, this has been one of the most underreported stories in the country — itself a telling indicator in an era that is otherwise hyper-attuned to prejudice and hate,” Stephens wrote.

“Honest would also be admitting that you speak for more people than many Americans would have cared to admit. For that, but only that, you deserve thanks.”

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12 Responses

  1. @Bret maybe in the next article you can express your gratitude to Hitler since he did an even better job of “raising the public’s awareness of antisemitism”

  2. The NYT is great at bringing toblight anti-Semitism as well…they do it more often than “Ye” so Stephens can give himself a big patbon the back.

  3. Barziliai and huju, instead of being smart alecks, try explaining to 2qwerty that this article was an ironic take on the Kanye West situation and the rise in antisemitism, which is being ignored by the media and the world, which is otherwise so politically correct about other discrimination. Brett Stephens was not literally thanking Kanye West, Yemach Shemo. 2qwerty obviously just didn’t get it.

  4. Barzilai you remembered a cute quote, nice for you but I don’t see how it connects to my comment.
    It seems you are the one in denial thinking that NYT did a good job praising Ye.

  5. lakewoodbubby I realize it’s not literal but making a joke from this situation is just as bad. Thats why I took it a step further and said what’s next he will make a joke about Hitler?
    Some people didn’t get my comment and that’s ok.

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