John Mellencamp Decries Antisemitism At Rock Corridor Induction – Billboard


Whereas inducting leisure lawyer Allen Grubman — the famed legal professional for artists together with Bruce Springsteen and Mariah Carey — longtime pal and consumer John Mellencamp took a second to make his phrases depend.



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Earlier than welcoming the “true mensch” to the stage to simply accept his honor, Mellencamp stated, “Allen is Jewish, and I carry that up for one motive: I’m a gentile, and my life has been enriched by numerous Jewish individuals.”

“I can not let you know how fucking essential it’s to talk out when you’re an artist in opposition to antisemitism,” he continued. “I don’t give a f–okay, I don’t care [what you are]. Right here’s the trick: Silence is complicity. I’m standing right here tonight loudly and proudly with Allen, his household and all of my Jewish associates and all the Jewish individuals of the world.”

“F–okay antisemtisim, and f–okay anyone who says something in that method.”

Mellencamp’s feedback come on the heels of antisemetic feedback made by Kanye West up to now weeks, leading to him being dropped from numerous partnerships.

Grubman — together with Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson — was the recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

The 2022 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony, which happened this yr in Los Angeles, will air Nov. 19 on HBO.

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