Ye has returned to social media and this time, he feels differently towards Jewish people.
Ye shared a post on Instagram claiming that Jonah Hill in ‘21 Jump Street’ has inspired him to change his views about antisemitism. “Watching Jonah Hill in ‘21 Jump Street’ made me like Jewish people again,” Ye captioned the poster for the movie. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
Ye added, “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.”
Hill has not responded yet but the directors of the movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller reacted on Twitter. “Um… thanks for watching?” Miller wrote, while Lord tweeted, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Ye has been off social media following a series of controversial posts and antisemitic comments.
He received backlash for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week. He tweeted that he would go “death con 3” on Jewish people which was followed by hate-speech-filled interviews. He also said, “I see good things about Hitler,” in an interview which caused further controversy. According to the Anti-Defamation League report Ye has had 30 different incidents of ‘antisemitic incidents’.
“These incidents — which include vandalism, banner drops, targeted harassment and campus propaganda distributions — demonstrate the ongoing influence of Ye’s conspiratorial, bigoted rants,” the report reads.
In an episode of ‘South Park’, Cupid Ye shoots hearts filled with antisemitism comments instead of love at the characters. This further worsened the situation for Ye.
– Riya Sohini