Amy Schumer takes a jab at Kanye West, calls rapper a 'Nazi' while hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

Amy Schumer takes a jab at Kanye West, calls rapper a 'Nazi' while hosting 'Saturday Night Live'
Amy Schumer recently hosted 'Saturday Night Live' during which she took a jab at Kanye West by calling him a 'Nazi' (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Deadline; Jason Davis/Getty Images for DailyWire+)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Comedian Amy Schumer returned to 'Saturday Night Live' and delivered a quick, scathing jab at Kanye West and called the rapper a "Nazi." During her opening monologue, Schumer, 41, who was headlining the show for the third time overall and for the first time since 2018, made fun of West's recent antisemitic remarks. The 'Life and Beth' actor explained to the audience that her spouse was on the autism spectrum, which was formerly termed Asperger's Syndrome. Schumer went on to joke, "It used to be called Asperger's, but then they found out that Dr Asperger had Nazi ties, Kanye...'

According to the Daily Mail, in the show's finale, Schumer wore a baseball T-shirt that said, "<3 Jews," and seemed to make a strong reference to both West and suspended Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving's recent string of antisemitic remarks on social media. The comedian also alluded to the approaching midterm elections, making fun of the fact that she was hosting the final episode prior to the "midterm abortions" before asking herself, "What did I say? I apologize, but I was considering the potential consequences of not voting.” Schumer swiftly changed the subject and continued to talk about how her husband's illness has impacted their marriage.



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Schumer’s remarks were the most recent attack on West, who has recently come under fire for antisemitic remarks he made in October. "I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda," West tweeted. The rapper’s Twitter account was eventually suspended.

When Piers Morgan questioned West about the tweet, he reportedly responded, "No - absolutely not, absolutely not.. I fought fire with fire - I’m not here to get hosed down - that’s a different type of freedom fighter." Later, the 'Real Friends' rapper clarified his earlier remarks and said. "I will say I'm sorry for the people that I hurt. I feel like I caused hurt and confusion, and I'm sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, 'Hurt people hurt people,' and I was hurt."


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