US President Joe Biden said via Twitter that he condemned the apology of Hitler and Nazism, which is growing on social networks. Without naming names, followers understood that it was a statement about the anti-Semitic speech of rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye.
Last week, the rapper declared his “love” for the Nazis and his admiration for Adolf Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and white supremacist Nick Fuentes. He also posted a stylized swastika on Twitter and his account was suspended by Elon Musk.
“The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving a platform, our political leaders should reject anti-Semitism wherever it lurks. Silence is complicity,” Biden wrote.
Kanye’s statements surprised even conspiracy theorist Jones, who in an interview preferred to distance himself from Ye’s positions. “The Nazis did really bad things,” he warned.
Recently, Kanye West unleashed another round of absurd comments in an interview with Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, the US far-right group. This time, the singer said that the Jewish people must “forgive Hitler.”
“Jews can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love. You can’t impose your pain on everyone else. Jews, forgive Hitler today,” the rapper said.
The anti-Semitic comments also angered former President Donald Trump, who Kanye/Ye wanted as a VP on his ticket to run for the 2024 election.
The Coalition of Republican Jews repudiated the artist’s behavior and released a statement about the rapper.
“Given his praise of Hitler, it is no exaggeration to say that Kanye West is a vile and loathsome fanatic who has attacked the Jewish community with Nazi-style threats and name-calling. Conservatives who have wrongly supported Kanye West should clarify that he is an outcast. That’s enough,” they said in a statement.
I just want to clarify a few things:
The Holocaust happened.
Hitler was a demonic figure.
And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should call attention to and reject anti-Semitism wherever it lurks.
Silence is complicity.
—President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022
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