Kanye West Says A Jonah Hill Movie Made Him “Feel Jewish Again”
“Seeing Jonah Hill at 21 Jump Street made me feel Jewish all over again,” he wrote on the platform alongside a poster for the 2012 film.
“No one should get angry at one or two individuals and turn it into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
“No Christian can be labeled an anti-Semite knowing that Jesus is a Jew,” he continued, adding: “Thank you Jonah Hill, I love you.”
West’s social media accounts were blocked for a slew of anti-Semitic posts that followed on the heels of his offensive Twitter rants.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper was banned from Twitter after he said in a now-deleted tweet that he wanted to go “death with 3 on Jewish people” in a bizarre tirade in October 2022.
“The funny thing is that I can’t really be anti-Semitic because black people are also Jews. You have played me and tried to deceive anyone who opposes your agenda,” concluded the rapper, also known as Ye.
Some of West’s posts promoted violence, and the rapper soon found himself on the receiving end of widespread criticism for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt.
Celebrities around the world have denounced the musician’s behavior, while companies such as Adidas, Gap, Balenciaga, JPMorgan Chase and Vogue have severed their employment ties with him.
The multiple Grammy Award winner, who lives with bipolar disorder, later said he was “happy” about his comments when he was given the chance to apologize.
Some of West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s family members even spoke out against him via Instagram, with Khloé Kardashian writing that she supports her “Jewish friends and the Jewish people.”
Kim later echoed Khloe’s sentiment on her own account.
West’s fall from grace also cost him his billionaire status, as all of his partnership agreements were immediately terminated.
His Twitter restriction was lifted at the end of October and on November 4 he called himself “mentally misdiagnosed.”
West later claimed to have been “almost drugged out of [su] mind” in the past to be “a manageable and well-behaved celebrity.