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Kanye West says he’s done a 180 on his views about Jewish people and is no longer an antisemite — thanks to actor Jonah Hill.
The rapper took to Instagram Friday night to announce that he was watching the 2012 film, “21 Jump Street,” starring Hill and Channing Tatum, when he had his epiphany about the Jewish race.
Kanye said, “Watching Jonah Hill in 21 jump street made me like Jewish people again. No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
He continued, “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill. I love you.”
Kanye’s statements are hard to swallow, given his recent professed love for Hitler. He went on a prolonged, scorched earth campaign against Jews as he alluded to issues he had with some execs in the music biz.
And it was all very ugly. Kanye went on “Infowars” hosted by conspiracy nut Alex Jones and praised Hitler and the Nazis. Ye also hung out with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and the two even flew to Mar-a-Lago for an infamous dinner hosted by Donald Trump.
During an interview with Piers Morgan, Kanye doubled down on his antisemitic remarks, but clarified that he was only referring to Jews who had done him wrong. This was in reference to an earlier remark he made about going “death con 3” on Jews. Again, hardcore antisemite.
His comments led to a crushing downfall. Kanye became a pariah of sorts within Hollywood and the music industry. His close friends dropped him like a bad habit. And he lost major business deals with Adidas and Balenciaga.
He also had his honorary college degree ripped from him by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A watchdog group called StopAntisemitism named Kanye “Antisemite of the Year” in 2022.
As for whether this is really a change of heart … one post does not erase a string of hate.