The Anti-Defamation League, the worldwide Jewish non-governmental group that focuses on civil rights legal guidelines, has launched a report linking Kanye “Ye” West’s anti-Semitic remarks to real-world anti-Jewish sentiment on social media and in actual bodily areas.
As of October 2022, the ADL’s Middle for Extremism has documented at the least 30 antisemitic incidents straight associated to Ye and his public statements, together with vandalism, hate speech banners, focused harassment, and campaigns in help of the artist’s statements on faculty campuses.
One instance is the hashtag “#YeIsRight,” which the report says has been trending on Twitter as of Oct. 1 with greater than 9,400 mentions utilizing or referencing hashtags associated to the slogan. It was additionally seen written in chalk on a College of Alabama sidewalk on January 26, 2023.
Properly-known extremist white supremacist teams just like the Groypers have organized a collection of “Ye’s proper, change my thoughts” occasions, the place members defend and use Sure outbursts to advocate their very own Holocaust denial and Hitler reward. The primary occasion passed off on January 18, 2023 at Florida Atlantic College and in addition served as a affirmation of Sure’s 2024 presidential marketing campaign.
“Kanye West’s repeated anti-Semitic statements — and his unearthing of a few of the worst anti-Jewish tropes conceivable — are undoubtedly having an affect and provoking individuals to commit hate crimes in the actual world,” mentioned Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, in a single assertion by e mail THR. “As we’ve lengthy argued, celebrities and others who unfold hateful tropes have to know that their phrases have penalties. Sadly, Kanye’s choice to proceed spreading hate in opposition to Jews solely emboldens people who find themselves already contaminated with hate.”
The total report features a timeline of incidents, together with vandalism, reminiscent of: B. somebody who wrote the phrases “Kanye West is correct” and “Kill all of the Jews” subsequent to a few swastikas on the wall of a highschool rest room in Newport Seashore, California; harassment the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust obtained within the type of anti-Semitic cellphone calls and emails after providing Ye a tour; and different incidents, together with when members of the Goyim Protection League displayed a banner over LA’s 405 Freeway “KANYE’S RIGHT ABOUT THE JEWS” on the Hitler salute.