Kanye West says he likes Jews again after watching movie with Jonah Hill
After several increasingly rare anti-Semitic rumors last year, Kanye West declared that he is once again okay with Jews after watching a movie with Jonah Hill.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, the rapper shared a promotional poster for “21 Jump Street,” a 2012 crime comedy starring the Jewish actor alongside Channing Tatum.
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like a Jew again,” Ye wrote. “Nobody should take the anger of one or two people and turn that into hatred for millions of innocent people.”
It was not clear who he was referring to.
“No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing that Jesus was Jewish,” Ye added.
He also thanked Jonah Hill, saying, “I love you.”
The post was Ye’s first on social media this year, after he lost access to his accounts over his antisemitic tirades, including an appearance on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ podcast in which he praised Adolf Hitler and described himself as a Nazi.
That interview was widely criticized by the rapper, who had already lost lucrative deals with Adidas and others because of his anti-Semitic comments, and it came several weeks after he and any Holocaust denier dinner to eat with the former president of the United States Donald Trump at Mar-a- Resort Lago in Florida.
Last month, the Anti-Defamation League reported dozens of anti-Semitic incidents involving Ye in the United States since he began his screeds against Jews, including incidents of attacks and hate speech.