Kanye West has publicly asked for forgiveness after repeated anti-Semitic comments. “I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any unintentional outburst of anger caused by my words or my actions,” the rapper and entrepreneur wrote in Hebrew on the Instagram platform on Tuesday night. It was not his intention to hurt or degrade people and he regrets any pain he caused.
"I am committed to starting with myself and drawing lessons from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future," he continued. West, who says he is struggling with severe mental health problems, has repeatedly attracted attention in recent years because of his hatred of Jews.
The Wiesenthal Center, which is dedicated to the fight against hatred of Jews, even put these statements at the top of the top ten worst anti-Semitic incidents of 2022 a year ago. West, who now calls himself Ye, has "hatred, fanaticism and ignorance as weapons used," said the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles at the time.
In the meantime, West's accounts on Instagram and Twitter (now X) were blocked because he repeatedly spread openly anti-Semitic messages and Nazi propaganda.
West also often shocked people offline: At Paris Fashion Week, for example, he wore a T-shirt with the slogan "White Lives Matter." The Anti-Defamation League classified the phrase as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of October 2022, the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas terminated the collaboration and stopped production of the “Yeezy” brand.
Read at stern Plus: Twitter and Instagram have deleted Kanye West's accounts. Long-time friends accuse him of anti-Semitism. Now he has publicly declared his support for Hitler and denied the Holocaust. Who is this completely lost person who was once the greatest rap musician of our time?