- In an interview with Fox News, Kanye West accused Jared Kushner of brokering Abraham’s deals to “make money.”
- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) said Ye also shared an “anti-Jewish” post on Instagram.
- The AJC and StopAntisemitism.org urged Ye to stop sharing content that uses anti-Semitic tropes.
Jewish groups accused Kanye West of anti-Semitism after comments made by the rapper, who now goes to Yi, during an interview with Fox News, and in a now-deleted Instagram post.
Published by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a historical Jewish advocacy group Instagram video who accused Yi of using “antisemitic tropes such as greed and control.”
“The topic of greed has led to a long list of Jewish stereotypes, such as being financially oriented or controlling the world’s finances,” the American Jewish Committee explained in the video.
In a comment accompanying the AJC’s Instagram post, the group accused Yi of making “loud, incoherent phrases full of racist and anti-Semitic sentiments posted on the nation’s top news show”.
He appears to be referring to comments Yi made when he appeared on Fox News for an interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday. During the interview, Yi accused Jared Kushner, a Jew, of brokering Abraham’s agreements for personal gain.
“You know, I make these peace treaties,” Ye said, In The Times of Israel. “I just think it was in order to make money.”
The American Jewish Committee also accused Ye of posting “dangerous” and “anti-Jewish” content on his Instagram account.
“Emma is using you as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten me or influence me,” Yi said in a screenshot of a message allegedly sent to Sean “Diddy Combs.”
The American Jewish Committee said Yee’s post, which read “Jesus is Jewish,” insinuates that Coombs are “controlled” by Jews. It appears to have since been deleted.
“Kanye West should find out how to make his point without using anti-Semitism,” the US Justice Committee said, in its Instragam video.
StopAntisemitism.org, an American anti-Semitic watchdog, has also dealt with Yi’s behavior in recent days. Chief Oversight Officer Leora Reese for Newsweek Kushner’s comment is “terrifying” and ends with “these century-old anti-Semitic myths about Jewish money.”
Rez also told Newsweek that the watchdog left a comment urging Ye to delete his Instagram post.
Yi did not immediately respond to an Insider’s request for comment.
Earlier this week, Yi caused a stir when he was seen wearing a T-shirt with “White Lives Matter” written across the back at the YZYSZN9 fashion show.
Videos show West wearing the shirt while Giving a speech During his brand’s show at Paris Fashion Week on Monday. The fashion show showcased his collection for the ninth season.
The shirt appears to refer to the Black Lives Matter movement. according to Anti-Defamation LeagueThe phrase has deep racist connotations, and it was used as a logo by white supremacist groups such as the Texas-based Aryan Renaissance Society.