Kanye West says Jews 'rule' media, shares spreadsheet with names of Jewish execs at top media companies
Kanye West backed up his antisemitic claim that Jews rule Hollywood and the media by presenting a spreadsheet he said contained the names of Jewish executives in major media companies. This was just another example of West's antisemitic remarks. On Friday night, Oct 28, West, whose official name is Ye, spoke at length to photographers, turning his cell phone toward the cameras to show bystanders the number of Jews currently in positions of power in the media.
The Daily Mail reported that it could not confirm West's claims because their names were not clear. He listed companies where Jewish employees work at the highest levels, including Disney, Paramount, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. A common anti-Semitic stereotype that has long been used to fuel hatred of Jews is the idea that wealthy Jews control various industries.
When speaking with the media on Friday, West said that he had never realized it was offensive to mention that many of his business partners and employees are Jewish. "I didn't realize that it was antisemitic to say hey you know, I have a Jewish attorney, I have a Jewish record label, I have a Jewish contractor," Ye stated after he reads out a definition of the term antisemitism.
He then brought out the list of executives and started reading the names of businesses where Jewish executives are employed when questioned if he should withdraw parts of his remarks. Referring to the list on whic87h the majority of the names are highlighted in red he said, "the red are the executives that are Jewish at these companies." He claimed to have "had experiences (with Jewish executives) where it felt like I was being teamed up on." He made this statement to the media, as cited by Daily Mail.
In response to his continued remarks, West continued, the industry effectively blacklisted him, "actually proving what I had to say," that is, Jewish executives have decided to prevent him from engaging in certain economic activities and, consequently, from exercising influence. West did not apologize for his remarks, but stated that he had been "humbled." His highly successful Yeezy clothing line, distributed by Adidas, and an estimated $1 billion in business deals have been lost due to the uproar over his remarks.
In a two-and-a-half-hour chat with podcast presenter and Jewish Russian-American computer scientist Lex Fridman earlier this week, Ye kept defending his anti-Semitic viewpoint. Ye said that Jews "control the media" and that they were to blame for his mental health issues. Ye told the host, "We are still in the Holocaust. A Jewish friend of mine said, ''Go visit the Holocaust Museum,'' and my response was, let's visit our Holocaust Museum: Planned Parenthood." He added, "Fifty percent today of . . . black people's deaths today is abortion. It's not racism; that's too wide of a term. It's genocide and population control that black people are in today in America, that is promoted by the music and the media that black people make, that Jewish record labels get paid off of."