Sag-Aftra: Kanye West’s anti-Semitic remarks are not ‘innocent speech’

Sag-Aftra condemned recent anti-Semitic comments by Kanye West, saying that hate speech is “often a precursor to violence”.

The American Association, which represents thousands of industry professionals, said the rapper’s comments were not “innocent speech” and had “real-world consequences”.

It comes after West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, gave a recent interview with American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in which he praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

The rapper’s Twitter account was also suspended for violating the platform’s anti-incitement to violence policy, after he posted a series of erratic tweets, one of which appeared to display a swastika and swastika combo. Jewish star.

“Sag-Aftra abhors and condemns the anti-Semitic statements made by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West,” the organization said in a statement on its website.

“The use of anti-Semitic images and jokes by famous individuals on social media and elsewhere is not innocent praise. It’s ignorant, obnoxious, and has real-world consequences.

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In a recent interview with American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (Evan Agostini/AP).

“The tiresome stereotypes that have been debunked by Ye and others only further divide us as a nation and bring us down as a society.

“Hate speech and the use of hateful images are often precursors to violence.

“The normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism and racist views has led to an increase in violence against Jews and organizations in this country and elsewhere.”

The tiresome stereotypes that have been debunked by Ye and others only further divide us as a nation and bring us down as a society. Hate speech and the use of hate images are often precursors to violence. Sag-Aftra

Sag-Aftra said the views espoused by the West were “unacceptable” and that it stood with the Jewish Community in combating “hate speech and threats of violence from any any source”.

“You need only look back less than a century to see evidence of what happens when anti-Semitism is allowed to proliferate unchecked. We said, never again, it said.

West’s previous anti-Semitic remarks led to the termination of lucrative partnerships, including with German sportswear brand Adidas.

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