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Kanye West has found himself right in the middle of another controversy. In an interview with New York radio station Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club on November 26, the rapper compared the lack of power President Obama and African Americans have to what he perceives as just the opposite for the Jewish community.
“Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money,” West said. “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 Anti-Defimation League was quick to condemn West's comments as being anti-Semitic and have demanded an apology.
“If the comments are true as reported, this is classic anti-Semitism,” the ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman, 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.”
This situation has been simmering for several days now and will most likely only get worse for Kanye. Should he issue an immediate apology or stand by his words and deal with whatever consequences come his way? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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