Jewish organizations say Kanye West sharing posts about Jonah Hill’s film and claiming to appeal to Jews again does not erase his anti-Semitism.
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Jonah Hill’s Kanye West post doesn’t erase his racist remarks
Prominent Jewish groups like Watchdog StopAntsemitism (SA) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) recently spoke to TMZ about Kanye West’s Jonah Hill post.
In addition, both organizations said that it takes more than a social media message for the West to believe that its views on anti-Semitism have changed.
In addition, these groups stated that they are willing to meet with him and discuss further steps with him. However, they said the West needs to do more to prove that its feelings towards the Jews have changed.
SA executive director Liora Rez said she was speaking to the media.
She said, ‘The joke about a movie with Jonah Hill is not the apology the Jews deserve from Kanye. Especially when his anti-Semitic rants have a dangerous effect of hatred against the Jews.’
The group Rez labeled the 45-year-old rapper as ‘Anti-Semite of the Year’ in 2022. In addition, she said that forgiveness is one of the greatest values of the Jews.
So, West still has a chance to be forgiven but must publicly disown Fuentes.
Richard Hirschhaut, a spokesman for AJC, also spoke to TMZ. He confirmed that they are not ready for the West just yet.
He said, ‘It’s a little strange that Kanye can abandon his vicious anti-Semitism and watch an 11-year-old Jonah Hill movie. Whether Kanye is honest, only he knows.’
wait maybe this is true cause when you want to start a new article it adds 2 spaces i think he meant to say
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going to die con 3
On JEWISH PEOPLE the funny thing is….
You have a toy…” pic.twitter.com/U0xPjVtsmN
— Vikrant (@vthkrl) October 10, 2022
More about Jonah Hill’s post from Kanye West
Kanye West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, took to his Instagram account on Friday night to reverse his previous anti-Semitic comments.
His post read, ‘When I was watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street I did like Jews again. No one should anger one or two people and turn that into hatred for millions of innocent people.’
He said, ‘No Christian can be labeled an antisemite knowing that Jesus was a Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill. I like you.’
If you didn’t know, West was banned from social media sites like Instagram and Twitter last year for his anti-semitic comments.
The ban came after West sparked controversy after wearing a t-shirt that read, ‘White Lives Matter’ during Paris Fashion Week. After that, it was accepted that it was a misappropriation of the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter.’
Kanye West’s opinion on the Jewish race after watching Jonah Hill’s performance in 21 jump street: pic.twitter.com/HhbdhSyEE5
— Luke 🏴 (@lukerees622) March 25, 2023
Anti-Semitism leaving Kanye West’s body after seeing Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street pic.twitter.com/YaOyZnxlCr
— Static Wonderland (@StaticWnderland) March 25, 2023