Kanye West Makes False Abortion Claims, Blasts ‘Jewish Document Labels’ – Billboard


As his enterprise empire crumbles attributable to a latest string of antisemitic feedback, Kanye West continued to lean into hateful antisemitic rhetoric this week in a two-and-a-half hour interview with MIT analysis scientist Lex Fridman. The interview between the 2 males, who Ye (because the rapper/entrepreneur is now identified) described as “associates,” included inflammatory, unsubstantiated claims about abortion, Deliberate Parenthood and what West described as a conspiracy by “Jewish medical doctors” to medicate and sedate him.



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“We’re nonetheless within the Holocaust. A Jewish good friend of mine mentioned, ‘Go go to the Holocaust Museum,’ and my response was, let’s go to our Holocaust Museum: Deliberate Parenthood,” West mentioned, echoing his previous “offensive” claims about PP whereas as soon as once more amplifying his antisemitic commentary whereas talking to Fridman, a Soviet Union-born Jewish podcaster who famous throughout the chat that a few of his relations had been killed by Nazis throughout the Holocaust.

West then appeared to downplay the atrocities of the Holocaust by noting that whereas six million Jews had been slaughtered by the Nazis, “over 20 million have died by the palms of abortion,” claiming that the phrase “my physique, my alternative” is a “promotion” for Deliberate Parenthood.

A spokesperson for Deliberate Parenthood had not touch upon West’s statements at press time. Whereas there may be not verifiable assist for West’s claims about abortion, a 2021 nationwide survey from In Our Personal Voice: Nationwide Black Ladies’s Reproductive Justice Agenda reported that 80% of Black People say abortion must be authorized, no matter their private views.

Undeterred, West added, “Fifty p.c of Black deaths a 12 months is definitely abortion. It’s not the cop with the knee, it’s not Black-on-Black violence and gang violence, not coronary heart assaults, it’s really abortion. Essentially the most harmful place for a Black individual in America is of their mom’s abdomen.” Later, West repeated his unverified declare about abortion and Black deaths by including in an antisemitic bent as effectively, saying, “It’s not racism; that’s too vast of a time period. It’s genocide and inhabitants management that Black individuals are in at this time in America, that’s promoted by the music and the media that Black folks make, that Jewish file labels receives a commission off of.”

Fridman pushed again on West’s continued use of the phrase “Jewish media” — which the Anti-Defamation League reported has led to some antisemitic teams embracing the hate speech and “additional[ing] their very own agendas and [inspiring] new propaganda campaigns — by saying that the usage of the time period creates an “echo of a ache that individuals really feel,” evaluating it to statements made by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. He additionally famous that any people who could have “f—ed over” West throughout his years within the music enterprise are “people, they’re not Jews.”

West pushed again, insisting “They’re Jewish,” as Fridman countered that they’re “people with alternatives, they usually took these alternatives. I don’t care in the event that they’re Jewish.”

Over the weekend, demonstrators in Los Angeles unfurled a banner on an overpass praising Ye’s antisemitic rants that learn, “Kanye is true in regards to the Jews.” Fridman additionally refused to just accept West’s smiling declare that the phrase “Jewish media” is a “redundant assertion,” evaluating its use to that of the n-word, at the same time as West once more insisted that he’s “Jew,” although not “Jewish,” which he mentioned translated to “like that of a Jew.”

West additionally repeated his declare that he can’t be antisemitic as a result of he’s Jewish throughout a digression into the historical past of Jewish slavery in Egypt. “If Jewish folks would settle for that I’m a Jew, they’d hear it a special manner,” Ye mentioned as Fridman advised that “the fitting factor is to not say there’s Jewish management of the media.” West, nonetheless, pushed additional, blaming what he described as a Jewish conspiracy that led to his being identified with a psychological sickness; in a 2018 interview, West, 45, mentioned he was identified with a psychological sickness, which ex-wife Kim Kardashian mentioned was bipolar illness, and which the rapper then mentioned is “not a incapacity, it’s a superpower.”

“There was a Jewish coach that introduced me to the hospital, and put in [the] press that I went to the hospital. A Jewish physician that identified me,” West mentioned as Fridman once more requested why he stored hammering down on the truth that the physician was Jewish. “As a result of they had been,” West informed him. “Identified me with bipolar dysfunction and shot me with treatment. Then put it within the press… and each time, even when I wore a wrong-colored hat {that a} n—er is just not imagined to put on, proper, then they instantly say, ‘he’s off his s–t, he’s off his meds, he’s off his rocker.’ And it’s actually used as a scarlet letter management mechanism.”

West’s latest run of controversial interviews, in addition to his promotion of his “White Lives Matter” t-shirt, has led to the crumbling of his enterprise empire. Adidas is the most recent former company companion to chop ties with Ye over his offensive feedback, saying in an announcement on Tuesday (Oct. 25): “Adidas doesn’t tolerate antisemitism and another type of hate speech. Ye’s latest feedback and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and harmful, they usually violate the corporate’s values of range and inclusion, mutual respect and equity.”

Ye was additionally suspended from Twitter and Instagram this month over antisemitic posts that the social networks mentioned violated their insurance policies. His most up-to-date controversial statements have led to expertise company, CAA dropping him, and MRC studio asserting on Monday that it’s shelving a whole documentary in regards to the rapper.

As well as, Ladies’s Put on Each day reported that vogue home Balenciaga lower ties with West final week and his financial institution, JPMorganChase mentioned they’ve ended their enterprise relationship with Ye; the corporate mentioned its transfer got here weeks earlier than Ye’s latest barrage of antisemitic slurs.

When Fridman advised Ye cease amplifying false narratives about alleged Jewish management of the media, West responded, “That’s incorrect although! That’s a f—ing lie,” claiming that “they” bullied him in reference to Jewish folks. Within the midst of his recitation of antisemitic tropes, West lashed out at billionaire Democratic fundraiser and philanthropist George Soros — a frequent goal of conservatives and Republican politicians — claiming that he would “use the Black trauma financial system to win an election.”

The rapper — who’s the founding father of a personal non secular academy — additionally went on a weird conspiracy tangent about how historical past and race shouldn’t be taught in colleges, as a result of, “what colleges are doing is strictly what the CIA does with Pixar movies and Disney movies: they make Bambi’s mother die at the start,” mentioned Ye, who has lately famous in interviews his ire about being recognized as a rapper and never additionally as a enterprise mogul and entrepreneur. “And off that ache comes a purchase order of ice cream. Off that ache comes, ‘I want some extra toys’… they put that ache in to make us… now we’re the orphans of capitalism, to make us be customers and we should be a group, not simply customers.”

Requested at one level what he loves essentially the most about his ex-wife Kardashian, West mentioned “she’s a mixture of [late father] Robert [Kardashian] and Kris [Jenner]… two geniuses… sure folks have excessive DNA… Ivanka Trump has excessive DNA.” In gentle of his hate speech, Kardashian — and sister Khloe — have condemned that hurtful rhetoric, which West admitted to Fridman has price him dearly.

“I misplaced my f—ing household. I misplaced my children. I misplaced my finest good friend in vogue. I misplaced the Black group,” he mentioned, jokingly including pictures at Coca-Cola and McDonald’s whereas claiming he’s in a position to communicate his thoughts as a result of he has “God’s safety.”

“Folks mentioned I misplaced my thoughts,” he went on, accusing Ari Emanuel of “making an attempt to take meals out of my kids’s mouth” after the William Morris Endeavor CEO wrote an op-ed within the Monetary Instances this week urging corporations to separate with West. “I misplaced my status. And I’m up right here similar to, I simply need my household. However I don’t need my household to need to say what the left needs it to say, to need to say what China needs it to say. I need to be an American and defend my children and defend my spouse, and lift my children as Christians, and have my spouse be a Christian.”

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