Nearly ten thousand people voted and crowned Kanye West the 2022 “Antisemite of the Year” for his recent and ongoing bigoted remarks about the Jewish people!
StopAntisemitism’s Executive Director Liora Rez told TMZ “Kanye uses his celebrity platform to push dangerous antisemitic tropes about Jews and power and he refuses to stop. His continuous onslaught of bigoted statements has resulted in horrific antisemitic acts perpetrated by white supremacists, Black Hebrew Israelites, and other fringe groups looking to cause Jews harm. Jew hatred is already out of control in the United States and the last thing we need is a celebrity like Kanye to add fuel to that fire.”
Kanye was voted worst of the worst after dominating the headlines since the beginning of October when he received “Antisemite of the Week” honors. While it has since come out that Kanye has had a longtime obsession with Hitler and the Nazis, his current tirade began on social media when he was kicked off Instagram for posting antisemitic tropes about Jewish power and control. Kanye then took to Twitter where he threatened “I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” and was consequently locked out of that account as well.
After VICE News aired unseen footage from a FOX News interview with Tucker Carlson showing antisemitic remarks made by Kanye, he doubled down on those comments in interviews with Drink Champs, Chris Cuomo, Piers Morgan, and Lex Fridman. It was only then that Balenciaga, Vogue, CAA, and Adidas all cut ties with the disgraced rapper and fashion designer.
In mid-November, Kanye announced his 2024 presidential run with alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos as his campaign manager and took white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes to dinner at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump.
A week later, Kanye again made headlines after appearing on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ podcast where he stated “They (Nazis) did good things too. We got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time” and “I like Hitler.” After tweeting a swastika inside of a Jewish star, he was kicked off Twitter yet again. Finally, Kanye appeared on Gavin Mcinnes’ Proud Boys podcast where he reiterated old antisemitic tropes alleging that “Jewish people control the majority of the media, along with banks, along with real estate, along with malls” and stated, “Jewish people, forgive Hitler.”
Kanye’s impact has exponential reach – he has double the number of social media followers than there are Jews in the world. By purposefully using his vast platform to spread antisemitism, Kanye’s recklessness has caused irreversible damage.
was the contest limited to goyim?
Anti-Semitism is too serious to joke about, as, e.g., YWN did with the headline of this article.
this is a lead up to something awful and more contaminated….I am too old to look at this as anything but a political set up and a concealment for the actual truth…..there needs to be more policing out there..
Why is YWN covering this?
Does it really interest anyone?
Why is this person even a topic on a Yiddishe Website?
Focusing on Kanye West is misguided. While an influential person, most people have either concluded that his rants indicate mental illness or bigotry and they therefore do not regard the rants seriously.
The focus should be on mainstream political figures of power who have expressed antisemitic ideas with relative impunity. “The Squad” of Democrats comes to mind immediately as continuing to sit on important committees without a censure by “mainstream” Democrats. They should have been removed from their posts. Few people view the Squad as having mental illness and are therefore taken seriously by too many people. Additionally, since they are sitting members of Congress and on important committees, they wield true power.
Viewed in this light, Kanye West is a tactic of diversion. We should keep our eyes on the ball and not be diverted.
Does the award come with a cash prize?
Why is he given the time of day??? He’s not worth it!!
Who really cares. I think this award is misguided. An anti semite will remain an antisemite. All this award will do is embolden him and his allies. Secondly, this guy has mental illness The best thing would be is to just ignore him.
While Kanye is certainly 100 anti Semitic, he is also delusional, in that what A.H. would really do to his skin color people or his fantasy that A.H supposedly invented the mic. LOL.
Yet, Mohamed Hadid is far more dangerous, via venom through Husseini kids.
Note on the comments on the YouTube clip.
It appears that at least a third is by the same sockouppet.
this shaygetz is not the worst antisemite hes just an idiot
the problem is that antisemitism is everywere today check out the comments sections all over the media
This isn’t funny at all.