Kanye West says he likes Jews again after watching movie with Jonah Hill
Rapper ascribes change of heart to seeing Jewish actor in ’21 Jump Street,’ following series of extreme antisemitic remarks last year
After a number of increasingly extreme antisemitic rants last year, Kanye West has declared that he’s alright again with Jews after watching a movie with Jonah Hill.
In an Instagram post Saturday, the rapper shared a promotional poster for “21 Jump Street,” a 2012 crime comedy in which the Jewish actor costarred alongside Channing Tatum.
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again,” Ye wrote. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
It was not clear who he was referring to.
“No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew,” Ye added.
He also thanked Jonah Hill, saying, “I love you.”
The post was Ye’s first on social media this year, after losing access to his accounts over his antisemitic tirades, including an appearance on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s podcast during which he praised Adolf Hitler and described himself as a Nazi.
That interview was met with widespread condemnations of the rapper, who had already lost lucrative deals with Adidas and others over his antisemitic remarks, and came several weeks after he and a Holocaust denier dined with former US president Donald Trump at the latter’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Last month, the Anti-Defamation League reported dozens of antisemitic incidents tied to Ye in the US since he began his screeds against Jews, including incidents of assault and hate speech.