Monday, July 22, 2024

Kanye West is Back on Twitter, Supporting NBA Player Kyrie Irving in His Own Antisemitism Scandal


Elon Musk must be so proud. Kanye West is back on Twitter as of early this morning. He Tweeted out a picture of the Nets’ Kyrie Irving, the NBA player who had his own antisemitism scandal in the last two weeks.

Irving had Tweeted out a link to antisemitic documentary. Even with outrage directed at him he stood by it until it was pointed out to him that he was on the verge of losing everything. Since then Irving has backtracked. He said:

“I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day. I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility. I do not believe everything said in the documentary was true or reflects my morals and principles. I am a human being learning from all walks of life and I intend to do so with an open mind and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, we meant no harm to any one group, race or religion of people, and wish to only be a beacon of truth and light.”

West has not. Tweeting out this photo of Irving it’s clear he’s not budging or apologizing for anything. West is done, finished, kaput. And this comes on the heels of NBC News reporting that West had to settle a case with a former employee who accused him of invoking Hitler.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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