Kanye West: ‘Nobody gets judged more than a straight white male’

Rapper Kanye West is still defiant as the backlash over his antisemitism and questionable behavior continues to mount. After being banned from Twitter and Instagram and forced out of a banking relationship and other business opportunities due to his remarks, which included his threat to go to “Death Con 3” on Jewish people, West appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored this Friday and said that he does not regret his antisemitic remarks, saying that he “fought fire with fire.”

West told the British talk-show host that he’s sorry for the “hurt and confusion” caused by his rants. “Hurt people hurt people, and I was hurt,” he said.

At another point in his interview with Morgan, West declared that there’s nobody who “gets judged more than a straight male white male.”

“The straight white male has the least amount of a platform to even speak,” West told Morgan. “A straight white male can’t say, ‘My wife hurt me today’ because people will say, ‘You’re hurting women.’ A straight white male can’t say, ‘Hey, a Black employee didn’t come into work on time’ because then people will say, ‘You’re racist.’ A straight white male can’t speak on a homosexual person because they’ll say you’re homophobic…”

Several Jewish leaders and human rights organizations have also spoken out against West comments, including the American Jewish Committee’s Ted Deutch.

“With his vile online comments, West effectively encouraged hatred against Jews at a time when antisemitism and other hate crimes have risen to alarming levels around the world,” Deutch said in a statement issued on Oct. 12. “This cannot be countenanced. West has acknowledged he suffers from bipolar disorder, but mental illness is no excuse for antisemitism. Let’s hope he gets the help he desperately needs. Until then, Twitter, Instagram should follow their own guidelines prohibiting hate speech and keep West’s anti-Jewish hate off their channels.”

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.