Judd Apatow and many more shouted KanyeWest after making a series of anti-Semitic remarks, including praising the Nazi German dictator Adolf Hitler, at an appearance about controversial right-wing personality and conspiracy theorists Alex Jones’ Infowars Podcast on Thursday December 1st. On the show, host Kanye said he was “not a Nazi,” but the rapper went on to praise the dictator. “I also see good things in Hitler. I love everyone, and Jewish people will not tell me, ‘You can love us and you can love what we do to you with the contracts,'” he said.
Kanye on Alex Jones:
“Well, I also see good things in Hitler.” pic.twitter.com/9zXjtCVqdQ
– Blaze Music (@blazemusicmedia) December 1, 2022
Wearing a black mask that covered his entire face, Kanye continued to share anti-Semitic conspiracies about the Jewish people and falsely credited and praising Hitler for inventing the Autobahn and the microphone. “Every person has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler,” the rapper said.
Later in the interview, Kanye took it a step further and chimed in after the host said he didn’t like Nazis. “I like Hitler,” he said in one Video. Elsewhere, Jones referred to Nazis as “thugs” and Kanye appeared to defend the hate group. “They have done good too. We have to stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” he said podcast. “I love Jews, but I also love Nazis.”
Following the controversial remarks, a number of celebrities spoke out against Kanye and anti-Semitism, denouncing his damaging rhetoric and appearance on the podcast.
Kanye literally became an asshole. https://t.co/9i1BTb5DQD
— Judd Apatow 🇺🇦 (@JuddApatow) December 1, 2022
Comedy icon Judd Apatow has retweeted several posts denouncing Kanye and his anti-Semitism. He also quote tweeted someone who shared a screenshot of Kanye and Alex Jones that appeared to have been taken from the podcast’s desk. “Kanye literally became an a*****e,” he wrote.
Screw Kanye and everyone who constantly gives him a platform.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 1, 2022
Conservative commentator and former outlook co-host Megan McCain also urged that people should stop giving the rapper a place to spit hateful rhetoric. “F**k Kanye and everyone who keeps giving him a platform,” she said tweeted.
It’s not what Kanye West says that scares me. It is that he has 30 million followers who hear his madness about a cheerleader in the form of the current owner of this platform. Nobody who says “I love Hitler” should get oxygen on any social platform (period).
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 1, 2022
actor Josh Gad reiterated fears that the rapper might have a platform to spread his beliefs, delivering a minor jab to the Twitter owner Elon Musk for allowing him access to the social media site. “It’s not what Kanye West says that scares me. It is that he has 30 million followers who hear his madness about a cheerleader in the form of the current owner of this platform. No one who says ‘I love Hitler’ should be allowed oxygen on any social platform (period),” he said wrote.