Organizers stage a Los Angeles rally by hanging anti-Semitic banners over a freeway
Anti-Semitic banners reading “Kanye is right about the Jews” were hung along a Los Angeles freeway on Saturday after the rapper declared war on Jews earlier this month.
A group of about five people from the Goyim Defense League, a group that promotes conspiracy theories about Jews, gathered wearing hats and masks while floating around a row of anti-Semitic banners on the 405 freeway.
The group appeared to support West after his now-deleted Oct. 9 tweet read: “I’m a little tired tonight but when I wake up I’m dealing with death.
Group members were seen throwing up the Nazi salute while drivers read the signs: “Honk if you know… Kayne’s right about the Jews… GOYIM TV.TV.” REVELATION 3:9, John 8:44.”
West has recently spoken out about anti-Semitic content and conspiracy theories on social media and media appearances.
An anti-Semitic group was seen floating over a series of banners on a Los Angeles freeway while praising Kanye West’s recent war on Jews. Saturday’s sighting went viral on social media
The group appeared to support West after his now-deleted Oct. 9 tweet read, “I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’ll go to my death with 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
West sent a disturbing tweet suggesting he was doing “Death 3 vs. JEWISH PEOPLE.”
Various celebrities, including Florence Pugh and Zoë Buckman, shared their disgust at the signs on social media.
“Absolutely appalling,” Pugh wrote on her Instagram Story while sharing the photo of the banners on the freeway.
In a lengthy post, artist and non-practicing Jew Buckman posted the horrifying photo to Instagram while citing West’s collaboration with Adidas, which is currently “under investigation” amid his recent controversies.
“It’s October 22nd here in LA,” Buckman wrote. “We should stop waiting for a statement or action from @adidas – that’s insulting at this point. We know how PR machines work and how fast [folks] can also respond when they feel motivated.’
Buckman continued, “We should stop waiting for the so-called allies to comment on the tide of anti-Semitism coming from the right AND the left. We should arouse and confront our cultural and ethnic pride as Jews in the diaspora.
“I know we’ve had to go into hiding time and time again, and I understand the self-loathing that generations, even centuries, of persecution can instill in us, but other marginalized groups have pride: where’s ours?
“If you are Jewish: I see you. I’m with you. If you’re not and want to turn a blind eye, get the hell out of my way.
Many have pointed out that the founders of Adidas had ties to the Nazis in the 1930s, as they were supplying shoes to people in Hitler’s party at the time.
Comedian Amy Schumer also chimed in on Sunday with a photo that read, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.
In the caption, Schumer added a discussion question: “When you don’t know what to post. Let’s start with that. In the comments. Do you know what the Jewish community fears? 1 in 2 people don’t know the Holocaust happened. Stand up.’
Schumer’s post was also reposted by various others, including Jessica Seinfeld, who added the caption, “If you don’t know what to say, just say so in your feed.”
Various celebrities, including Zoë Buckman, shared their disgust at the signs on social media
Various celebrities, including Florence Pugh and Amy Schumer, have spoken out against recent anti-Semitic behavior that has been traced to West’s actions
Schumer also chimed in on Sunday with a photo that read, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people
West previously said in an Oct. 19 interview with Piers Morgan that he had “absolutely no regrets” about his anti-Semitic remarks, but offered a half-hearted apology.
“I will say that I am sorry for the people I have hurt with the death penalty [comments]’ West said on British talk show Piers Morgan Uncensored.
“I feel like I’ve hurt and created confusion. And I feel sorry for the families of people who were unrelated to the trauma I went through and for using my platform where you say hurt people hurt people. I was injured.’
West previously said in an Oct. 19 interview with Piers Morgan that he had “absolutely no regrets” about his anti-Semitic remarks, but offered a half-hearted apology
Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez, who is known to have defended Johnny Depp in his defamation suit, to serve his business interests
Earlier this month, the rapper tweeted, “I’m a little tired tonight but when I wake up I’m going to my death. 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is that I can’t actually be an anti-Semite because black people are actually Jews too. You guys played with me and tried to pillory anyone who went against your plans.’
Deafcon – also known as a defensive readiness condition – is a warning used by the US armed forces to indicate how quickly the military can respond to deadly emergencies and attacks.
The rapper’s Twitter account was later suspended.
In an interview with Morgan, West made it clear that he wanted to apologize to the Jews who had done nothing wrong. West’s comments specifically targeted Jewish Hollywood executives for their treatment of black entertainers.
While Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband is known for having unpredictable outbursts on social media — he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016 — his rants have become more frequent this year.
Lately, West hired Camille Vasquez, the attorney who defended Johnny Depp, to represent his business interests.
Vasquez, who garnered national attention for representing Depp in his heated defamation lawsuit with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be among the attorneys at the law firm Brown Rudnick now working with West, reports TMZ.
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