Howard Stern said Kanye West is now coming across as Adolf Hitler after the rapper made anti-Semitic comments on a number of platforms in the past month.
“I almost don’t want to give any more energy to this Kanye West character,” the radio veteran, 68, told The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday. “I don’t know much about Kanye West. I’m not a big fan of the rap scene, but he’s… I’m really sick of people excusing his behavior by saying, “Well, he’s just mentally ill.”‘
Robin Quivers, Stern’s co-host, chimed in: “So did Hitler and someone chose him to run a country.”
Latest: Howard Stern, 68, said Kanye West, 45, is now coming across as Adolf Hitler after the rapper made anti-Semitic comments on a number of platforms in the past month
Stern noted how “many media organizations gave West “attention” and rightly so by “exposing him.”
Stern, who is Jewish, further noted how earlier in his life he had experienced anti-Semitic behavior in “fights” and “groups of people with chains beating him.”
He went on, “Boy, what this man loves, it’s the same old thing with the Jews, you know…in, and f*** this mental illness, self-defense thing he loves, you know, like, “Oh yeah , he’s just mentally ill, don’t worry about it.”‘
Quivers said, “If he was that mentally ill, they wouldn’t have had it on TV — he’s not that mentally ill, you don’t let him say things like this.”
Stern said of West: I’m tired of people apologizing for his behavior by saying, “Well, he’s just mentally ill”‘
Stern said, “If he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they put a trustee in his money like they did poor Britney Spears?”
Stern noted how ‘many media organizations’ gave West ‘attention’ and rightly so by ‘exposing him’
Stern replied, “If he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they put a conservator over his money like they did poor Britney Spears?”
Stern played an excerpt from the Cuomo chat in which West, 45, said he had professional repercussions from the “Jewish underground media mafia” by canceling a series of shows he had planned for SoFi Stadium; promote the idea that he is ‘crazy’; and never called him a “billionaire,” “inventor,” “tycoon,” or “visionary.”
Stern answered and said, ‘Guess what, motherfucker? When they write about me, they call me the shock jock – you can’t control – you’re a rapper, that’s what you are, that’s how you became famous.”
He added: “If a newspaper article doesn’t indicate that you’re some kind of designer or genius, it might not be because he’s Jewish, but maybe because he just doesn’t think very hard about who the f*** you are and what your company is.’
Stern described the series of events as “so depressing,” saying, “Kanye used to be funny crazy — now he’s like Hitler.”
Stern played a clip from an interview with Chris Cuomo in which West, 45, said he had professional fallout from the “Jewish underground media mafia” by canceling a series of shows he had planned for SoFi Stadium; promote the idea that he is ‘crazy’; and never refer to him as a ‘billionaire’, ‘inventor’, ‘tycoon’ or ‘visionary’
West was asked by Piers Morgan on Wednesday if he regretted an anti-Semitic tweet, and he said, “No — absolutely not, absolutely not… I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to be hosed down — that’s a different type.” of freedom fighter’
West’s turbulent month of race-related controversies began on October 3 when he and conservative commentator Candace Owens donned tops with White Lives Matter at a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line.
West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted on Oct. 8: “I’m a little sleepy tonight, but when I wake up, I’m going to die with 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE… The funny thing is that I actually can’t be. Anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too… you’ve been playing with me and trying to blacken anyone who is against your agenda.’
The tweet garnered controversy and condemnation from celebs such as John Legend, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Silverman and Josh Gad, who took to social media to blame West for his abusive comments.
West was asked by Piers Morgan on Wednesday if he regretted the tweet and he said, “No — absolutely not, absolutely not… I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to be hosed down — that’s a different type of freedom fighter.” .’
He later clarified, “I’ll say I’m sorry for the people I’ve hurt,” he said. “I feel like I’m causing pain and confusion, and I’m sorry to the families of the people who had nothing to do with the trauma I went through and that I use my platform where you say, ‘Hurt people hurt people. , ‘and I was injured.’
West made the insulting comments on Oct. 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram
West’s latest racism controversy came less than a week after a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line, in which he and conservative commentator Candace Owens wore tops that read White Lives Matter on the back.