Kanye West accused of antisemitism over 'horrifying' Jared Kushner money-making comment and Sean 'Diddy' Combs Instagram post
- In a Fox News interview, Kanye West accused Jared Kushner of brokering the Abraham Accords "to make money."
- Ye also shared an "anti-Jewish" Instagram post, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) said.
Jewish groups have accused Kanye West of antisemitism following comments made by the rapper, who now goes by Ye, during a Fox News interview, and in a now-deleted Instagram post.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC), a historic Jewish advocacy group, posted a video on Instagram which accused Ye of using "antisemitic tropes like greed and control."
The AJC explained in the video that "the greed theme has led to a long list of Jewish stereotypes, such as being money-oriented or controlling the world's finances."
In a caption accompanying the AJC's Instagram post, the group accused Ye of making "incoherent rants laden with racist and antisemitic undertones made on the country's top cable news program."
It appears to be referring to comments made by Ye when he appeared on Fox News for an interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday. During the interview, Ye accused Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, of brokering the Abraham Accords for personal profit.
"You know, he made these peace treaties," Ye said, per The Times of Israel. "I just think it was to make money."
The AJC also accused Ye of sharing "dangerous" and "anti-Jewish" content on his Instagram account.
"Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me," Ye said in a screenshot of a message purported to have been sent to Sean "Diddy" Combs.
The AJC said Ye's post, which was captioned "Jesus is Jew," insinuated that Combs is "controlled" by Jews. It since appears to have been deleted.
"Kanye West should figure out how to make a point without using antisemitism," the AJC said, per its Instragam video.
StopAntisemitism.org, a US antisemitism watchdog, also took issue with Ye's behavior in recent days. The watchdog's executive director Liora Rez told Newsweek that the Kushner comment is "horrifying" and taps into "these century-old antisemitic myths of Jewish money."
Rez also told Newsweek that the watchdog left a comment urging Ye to delete his Instagram post.
Ye did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Earlier this week, Ye caused a furor when he was seen wearing a shirt with the words "White Lives Matter" splashed across its back at his 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 Season 9 collection.
The shirt appeared to be a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the phrase has deeply racist connotations and has been used as a slogan by white supremacist groups like the Texas-based Aryan Renaissance Society.
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