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.