On Thursday (Dec. 1), Kanye West made an appearance on alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' talk show "InfoWars" and admitted that he likes Adolf Hitler.
"I see good things about Hitler also," the rapper said. "I love everyone, and Jewish people are not going to tell me, ‘You can love us and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography.’ But this guy that invented highways and invented the very microphone I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good and I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications."
He continued, "Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler. How about that one?”
Over the past few months, West has generated a lot of negative publicity that cost him to lose his partnerships with big brands including Balenciaga, Gap, and Adidas. Adidas cut ties with the Chicago native last month after he made anti-Semitic threats on social media. This move stripped him away from his billionaire status. Ye and the Germany-based sports apparel brand's long-term partnership started in 2013 to sell his Yeezy brand of shoes and clothing. According to Bloomberg, this collaboration brought in nearly $1.7 billion in revenue for Adidas in 2020, and was due to expire in 2026.
Although this is nothing new, the "Jesus Walks" hitmaker currently has the internet in an uproar following his Hitler comments.
Actor Josh God tweeted, "It’s not what Kanye West says that scares me. It’s that he has 30 million followers who listen to his insanity on top of a cheerleader in the form of the current owner of this platform. No one who says “I love Hitler” should be allowed any oxygen on any social platform (period)."
"As a former die hard Kanye fan…It’s not mental health, it’s not because he is a 'musical genius' or his mom dying or any other reason. Ye is just a garbage human who doesn’t want to live by any normal social codes," ToTheTopCarloswrote.
"Imagine someone told you in 2005 that Kanye West would go from saying 'George Bush doesn't care about Black people' to 'I like Hitler' in 2022. You would have laughed in their face," said MrAhmednurAli.
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