During a talk show, the well-known rapper stated that “all human beings can show something of value that they contributed, especially Hitler”, adding that he “doesn’t like the word ‘evil’ next to ‘Nazis'”.
American rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, stated that he “loves Nazis” and that he likes Adolf Hitler. This was said this Thursday during the talk show ‘InfoWars’, by Alex Jones, promoter of conspiracy theories and media disseminator of far-right ideas.
During the conversation, Jones commented on the outpouring of outrage against Ye, sparked by past statements that have been criticized as anti-Semitic, and said the rapper is not Hitler or a Nazi, so he does not “deserve to be called that and demonized.” However, after those words, West stated: “Okay, I see good things in Hitler too.”
“From that guy who invented the highways and invented the same microphone that I use as a musician, now you can’t say out loud that he’s done a good thing. I’m done with that. I’m done with the rankings,” he said, adding that “all human beings can show something of value that they contributed, especially Hitler.”
A little later, when Jones claimed that he doesn’t like Nazis and the show was about to go into an ad break, Ye said into the microphone: “I like Hitler.” “I don’t like the word ‘evil’ next to ‘nazis’. I love Jews, but I also love Nazis,” he pointed subsequently.
The same day that the musician made these statements, it was revealed that Parler, a popular social network among American conservative circles that he intended to acquire, announced that the transaction had been cancelled. “This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November. Parler will continue to seek opportunities for growth and platform evolution for our dynamic community,” the parent company said in a statement sent to Axios.