Kanye West's The Breakfast Club Interview Offends Jewish Community
(AllHipHop News) Riling up shock jock Charlamagne Tha God with grandiose ideas for a "product" line is one thing, but Kanye Mr. Controversy West has been accused of anti-semitism. The Anti-Defamation League recently released a statement denouncing Kanye's comments on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club about Black people not having Jewish-like connections.
During his interview on Power 105.1, West explained President Obama's inability to make certain changes to his racial predisposition to a lack of connections as compared to the Jewish community:
People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections. Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.
Days following the interview, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)'s National Director Abaraham H. Foxman issued a statement describing Kanye's comments as "classic anti-Semitism":
There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.
The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz was one of the first publications to make light of Kanye's potentially anti-semitic comment in their issue last Friday (November 29th).