Saturday, April 13, 2024

Kanye West Returns to Twitter, Mocks Antisemitism Claims in First Post: “Shalom”


Kanye West hates us. By us, I don’t mean just Jews, but all people.

Allowed to return to Twitter by the discerning Elon Musk, Kanye has one word to say with his first Tweet: Shalom.

Shalom means peace, also hello and goodbye, in Hebrew.

West has never apologized for his antisemitic rants that caused most of his business partners to dump him. It started with his comment that he was going to go “death con 3 on the Jewish people.”

The situation devolved from there. He claimed he could say all the antisemitic things he pleased, and Adidas wouldn’t cancel their deal. He was wrong. They did.

Somewhere in his addled mind, Kanye thinks his “Shalom” is a way back. It isn’t. It comes off as mockery. It’s been met that way subsequently on Twitter in responses.

Kanye’s return to Twitter should be interesting. He’s learned nothing.

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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