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5Kanye West Is Sorry, Jewish People

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Kanye West gave another crazy ass interview on Power 105 last month, during which he claimed that part of his difficulty in finding success in the entertainment business is because Jewish people have all the connections and all the money in the world. He actually meant that as a compliment, apparently, but lots of people – like Anti-Defamation League Director Abraham H Foxman, for example – didn’t take it that way, so he was forced to issue an “apology”.

“I thought that I was giving a compliment,” West said. “But if anything, it came off more ignorant. When I said this comment about Jews having money and blacks not having money, I think that it was kind of like an ignorant compliment. I think it was an ignorant compliment.”

“I don’t know how being told you have money is like an insult, that would be like if [somebody] complimented black guys and said, ‘All black guys got big penises’.
You don’t want to be the black guy that raises your hand, like, ‘No! That’s not true. I got proof.’  I thought by saying everybody had money that would be a compliment. It was an ignorant compliment. Maybe I would like to take that statement away.”

LOL whut. So… Jewish people should be pleased about being stereotyped because it’s not a BAD stereotype, in your eyes? This is too slippery of a slope for me to even go down on a Monday morning, two days before Christmas, so I’m going to leave this one alone and just call bullshit on all of it.

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December 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Kanye West

5 Responses to “Kanye West Is Sorry, Jewish People”

  1. katy says:

    It is not a bad compliment because it isn’t a compliment. Jews have, historically, been called misers, money grubbers, thieves, etc. In fact, Hitler (at least partially) blamed Germany’s economic turmoil on Jews, because they owned banks (and, when loaning money, banks charge interest, so the implication was that Jews only lend money to take more from thpse who took out the loan) and played off the “Jews have all the money” stereotype.

    The comparison to the “all black men have big penises” stereotype is like comparing apples to oranges because of the horrible historical ramifications of the Jewish stereotype. It would be more accurate to compare it to the black stereotype of “all black people are welfare cases,” which is horrible in its own right.

  2. rayanna says:

    Kanye is just always making excuses for himself instead of ever admitting any wrong. He tries so hard to sound intellectual and just comes off such a moron. His only chance at redemption is to just shut his mouth for a noticeable amount of time and he just won’t.SMH

  3. john says:

    where are all the “free speech” defenders? where is sarah palin ?seems like free speech is only defended when someone white says something negative against a person of color or gay….let a black person say something about jews, or white people you hear words like anti semitic and reverse racism.and if an apology was forced and not sincerely given ,what is the point.. how was he forced?

  4. kimcheee says:

    Kanye is sucking reptilian dick so who cares? He is serving the Jewish agenda. He is obviously just throwing gas on the racist agenda… Oprah and everyone else. The point is to get us all riled up. My feathers aren’t ruffled. I’m going to go preen some more….

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