Kanye West apologizes

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Rapper Kanye West has published a post in Hebrew to apologize for the anti-Semitic comments he has made in recent years.

Kanye West issued an apology to “the Jewish community” in an Instagram post written in Hebrew. The rapper, who has made a series of anti-Semitic comments in recent years, wrote that he apologized for any harm he caused.

Kanye West was widely condemned last fall for anti-Semitic remarks made on X (formerly Twitter).

The Anti-Defamation League released a statement several hours after Kanye West’s post, calling his apology a “first step” toward “a process of reparation” toward the Jewish community.

The rapper’s anti-Semitic comments have led several companies and collaborators to distance themselves from him. Thus, Adidas, which ended its partnership with its Yeezy sneakers. Gap also ended its collaboration with the musician’s brand. However, this did not stop Kanye West. A few months later, he made pro-Hitler comments in an interview with Alex Jones.

Last year, sources told WECB that Kanye West praised Hitler around the time of The College Dropout (2004) and had tried to use Nazi-inspired communication strategies to gain popularity. They said he spoke of his admiration for Hitler and what he believes were the positive achievements of Nazi Germany over 20 years. According to these same sources, it was known, but kept secret in his close circle.

In 2023, the rapper continued to put his opinions forward. We find particularly problematic comments in the song “Vultures”, which features Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Durk, and Bump J.

This is not the first time he has apologized, or at least attempted to do so. After his comments in October 2022, he said he was “sorry” to people offended by his tweets on Piers Morgan’s show.

Emily Zemler


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