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Report Links Kanye To Rising Anti-Semitism

A new report from The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) detailing hate crimes against Jewish people reveals Kanye West to be tied to at least two dozen anti-semititic incidents

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on Monday (Feb. 13th) that revealed a shocking amount of anti-semitic hate crimes over the past several months have been tied hate-comments made by Kanye West. The ADL report claims that specifically 30 specific incidents referenced West and his behavior, with these occurrences including acts of vandalism, anti-semitic propaganda being shared, and targeted harassment.


The ADL report reads, "...the slogan ‘Ye Is Right’ surfaced online in hashtags and antisemitic accounts. The ADL Center on Extremism has also tracked references to ‘Ye Is Right’ in instances of on-the-ground antisemitic vandalism and harassment nationwide."


Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL, affirmed in a statement to Billboard (http://bitly.ws/AfxR) Ye's role in the rise of hate-crimes and attacks towards Jewish people. "Kanye West’s repeated antisemitic remarks – and his dredging up some of the worst anti-Jewish tropes imaginable – doubtlessly are having an impact and inspiring people to commit real-world acts of hate...Kanye’s decision to continue to peddle hatred against Jews is only giving encouragement to people who are already infected with hate."

Kanye yet to let up and truly apologize for his behavior, evidenced by actions such as him wearing a shirt with the German Reich on it while shopping with his new wife (http://bitly.ws/AfyG) and his participation in an interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, to which Ye declared that Jewish people should forgive Adolf Hitler.


West's behavior has lead to former fans and peers alike denouncing him and demanding he cease perpetuating anti-Semitism, with companies also cutting business ties with the artist to distance themselves. Most notably is Adidas, which has gone on to lose millions since ending their partnership with Kanye (http://bitly.ws/AfzD). Other companies that have let West go include Balenciaga, JP Morgan, Vogue, Gap, The Creative Artists Agency (CAA), TJ Maxx, and Foot Locker.

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