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Kanye West Named ‘Antisemite of the Year’ by Leading Jewish Rights Group

Disgraced rapper Kanye West has been named “Antisemite of the Year” on Sunday by watchdog organization, StopAntisemitism.

On Twitter, the organization posted a video announcing West’s new title. In the video, it chronicles the long list of missteps the rapper, now legally known as “Ye,” has made.

“Kanye West’s threats of violence, hateful conduct, and hate speech all led him to winning this year’s title,” the video reads. “On October 8th, West tweeted out a threat to harm Jews, stating “I’m going death con [Defcon] 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

The tweet prompted his suspension from the social media platform and led to the rapper losing his most lucrative partnership with Adidas. Twitter CEO Elon Musk later reinstated West’s account, but quickly suspended it again after West shared an image of a swastika over the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism, with the caption: “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE.”

In response to his ongoing antisemitic rhetoric, West was also dropped by his talent agency, lawyer and ostracized from social circles.

The Twitter video concludes by showing West’s interview with Alex Jones earlier this month when he said that he sees “good things about Hitler,” adding that he liked him.

During the interview, Jones, an alt-right political figure, even pushed back against West’s statements. “I’ve done a lot of study. I think Hitler was a really bad guy and I repudiate what Hitler did…” he said.

West also received criticism for having dinner with former President Donald Trump and known Holocaust denier and white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago in November.

After facing backlash from Republicans and Democrats over the meeting, Trump took to Truth Social to address the dinner and defend himself by saying, “So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black, Ye (Kanye West), who has been decimated in his business and virtually everything else, and who has always been good to me, by allowing his request for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, alone, so that I can give him very much needed ‘advice.'”

West said he went to Mar-a-Lago to ask Trump to be his vice presidential running mate after announcing his own run for president in 2024.

“He shows up with 3 people, two of which I didn’t know, the other a political person who I haven’t seen in years,” Trump said, who added that he told West he shouldn’t “run for office” because it would be “a total waste of time.”

Source:https://www.newsweek.com/kanye-west-named-antisemite-year-leading-jewish-rights-group-1766227