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Kanye West Called Out for Antisemitism by the Anti-Defamation League

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Kanye West may be in trouble again after making comments that didn’t sit well with the Anti-Defamation League. During his Nov. 26 interview with Power 105’s ‘The Breakfast Club,’ Yeezy tried to explain the politics of working with corporate America and it veered into why Obama is having problems establishing his policies at the White House.

“Man, let me tell you about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money,” said West. “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. Black people don’t have the same connection as oil people.”

The MC’s remarks provoked the ire of the ADL who issued a statement Monday (Dec. 2) denouncing his claims.

If the comments are true as reported, this is classic anti-Semitism,” Abraham H. Foxman, the League’s national director, said in a statement. “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.”

As of press time, West has yet to respond to the ADL’s statement.

What do you think? Should Kanye West apologize for his remarks? Tell us in the comments below.

Listen to Kanye West’s Interview with Power 105.1’s ‘The Breakfast Club’

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