Harold Hutchison on December 2, 2022
CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy claimed Friday that Republicans and conservative media “vouched” for rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West in the wake of the rapper’s antisemitic comments.
“[Kanye West] went … effectively full Nazi on the conspiratorial channel Infowars, and he actually managed really the impossible, which is to make Alex Jones look like the sane one in the room. And then later that night, he decided to go on an antisemitic rant on Twitter, posting an antisemitic tweets, showing a Nazi swastika inside the Star of David, which resulted in the pro-maximum free speech Elon Musk, who now owns Twitter, booting him from the platform and saying that that crossed the line even for him,” Darcy told host Kate Bouldan. “It’s really a stunning fall from West who was once, you know, considered to be a musical genius and known for his music, and now he’s known for these vile antisemitic rants and saying he loves Adolf Hitler.”
Darcy went on to blame former President Donald Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson in part for West’s meltdowns. West had dinner with Trump Nov. 22, bringing Nick Fuentes, a reported white nationalist, along.
West made a series of controversial comments since wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts with conservative commentator Candace Owens at an Oct. 3 fashion show. Following a series of antisemitic comments and posts on social media, Adidas severed ties with West.
“[I]t’s also a stunning indictment for the Republican Party. You’ll remember that last week he dined with former President Donald Trump, and people like Tucker Carlson, who cleaned up his antisemitic remarks earlier when he did an interview with him,” Darcy said. “They vouched for him in the Republican Party, they — they hyped him up to the conservative base. It’s also something — you know, these rants from him come as we’re seeing a sharp rise in hate speech on Twitter. And the ADL has said it’s a troubling trend that really mimics the broader growth in antisemitism across the country.”
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