Kanye West has demanded that Jewish people forgive Adolf Hitler, who was responsible for the mass murder of over six million Jews during the Holocaust, telling them they should just “let it go.”
Ye, who has been criticized for weeks over his repeated antisemitic remarks, once again doubled down on his love of the bigoted German mass murderer during a new interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes in Los Angeles.
“So, you love Jews, but you’re canceled for antisemitism because you also love Hitler, but you love everyone equally,” McInnes said.
“Yeah, Jewish people can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” Ye replied. “You can’t force your pain on everyone else. Jewish people, forgive Hitler today. Let it go, let it go, and stop trying to force it on other people. Goodnight.”
Ye, fka Kanye West: “Jewish people — forgive Hitler today. Let it go. Let it go. Stop trying to force it on other people.” pic.twitter.com/h7WVkAi24b
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Elsewhere in the interview, Kanye blamed Jewish people for Hitler’s “bad reputation” and attempted to downplay the Holocaust by claiming abortion is “the Holocaust that were dealing with right now.”
The Chicago rap mogul also said that he believes Jewish people “should work for Christians,” and if voted in as President in 2024, would “hire a Jewish person in a second if I knew they weren’t a spy and I could look through their phone and follow through their house and have a camera all in their living room.”
The comments come shortly after Ye praised Hitler and Nazis in an interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who last month was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for promoting false claims about the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
Jones had West on his InfoWars podcast alongside white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who has been hired to work on the rapper’s presidential campaign.
Jones asked Kanye to elaborate on his recent string of antisemitic remarks, and how those claims inaccurately painted Kanye as a Nazi. “You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi, you don’t deserve to be called that and demonized,” Jones said.
“Well, I see good things about Hitler also,” Kanye answered. “I love everyone and Jewish people are not gonna tell me, you can love us and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography, and this guy who invented highways, who invented the very microphone I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that.”
He continued: “I’m done with the classification. Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Ye may have praised the Nazi leader as far back as 2018. Media personality Van Lathan claimed on his Higher Learning podcast in October that during Ye’s infamous TMZ visit in 2018, where he said slavery was a “choice,” he also professed his love for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
“I’ve already heard him say that stuff before,” Van Lathan said. “I mean, I was taken aback because that type of antisemitic talk is disgusting. But as far as him, I knew that that was in him because when he came to TMZ, he said that stuff and they took it out of the interview.
“The reason they took it out is because it wouldn’t have made sense unless they kept in Kanye saying he loved Hitler and the Nazis, which he said when he was at TMZ. He said something like, ‘I love Hitler, I love Nazis.’ Something to that effect.”
Most recently, Elon Musk engaged in a war of words with Kanye West after he said he wanted to “punch” the rapper over a swastika post that got the Donda hitmaker suspended from Twitter earlier this month.
“Posting swastikas in what obviously is not a good way is an incitement to violence,” Musk said during a Twitter Spaces Q&A roundtable this past weekend. “I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence.”