Jews and Progressives cancelled Kanye West for different reasons

Weaponizing charges of antisemitism won’t make it disappear.

By Lawrence Solomon, The Adams-Solomon Report

“It’s like you cannot even say the word ‘Jewish’ without people getting upset,” said black conservative Candace Owens, in commenting on a head-scratching tweet by Ye (aka Kanye West), a rapper and fashion designer.

“I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he tweeted. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

Ye’s wide-ranging tweets and often cryptic comments on recent media appearances led both progressives and Jews to call him an antisemite, and to his cancellation by social media and his bank. His cancellation was a gain for progressives, who see MAGA-hat-wearing Ye with his 31 million Twitter followers as undermining their hold on power in the coming Congressional elections. But it was a loss for Jews, who fail to realize that antisemitism won’t be eradicated by cancel culture. Cancel culture’s intolerance for differences and antisemitism’s intolerance for Jews are two sides of the same coin. 

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