Hollywood rapper Kanye West, no stranger to scandals, has recently been in the eye of the storm following a series of controversial remarks and a problematic outfit he chose to wear to a fashion show . The rapper has now been arrested over an anti-Semitic message he posted on Twitter.
On Sunday, the rapper, who goes by the name “Ye,” was accused of anti-Semitism and racism after posting several articles disparaging Jews. This sparked a backlash from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wrote on Twitter that the United States, as well as the world, has “absolutely no place for anti-Semitism. It is important to see how harmful and dangerous Kanye’s words are – not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters and brothers, but also to our collective society as a whole. We have to reject it wherever we see it.
There is absolutely no place in this country or in the world for anti-Semitism. It is important to see how harmful and dangerous Kanye’s words are – not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters and brothers, but also to our collective society as a whole.
We must reject this 🚮 wherever we see it.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 10, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet comes after West said on the microblogging platform that he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” which was interpreted as a reference to the US Security Conference and hacking – Def. Con. “You played with me and tried to blacklist anyone who opposes your agenda,” he said in a tweet, which was later taken down by Twitter for violating platform guidelines.
West’s Paris Fashion Week controversy
The 45-year-old rapper’s tweet comes just after he was criticized for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt during Paris Fashion Week. The phrase was seen as a dig at the Black Lives Matter movement, with the Anti-Defamation League calling it a hateful response to the white supremacist movement. However, West paid no heed to the criticism and outrage, and simply responded with a “my one t-shirt got all the attention” text on his Instagram handle.