Kanye West spews more antisemitic conspiracy theories in leaked Tucker Carlson footage
Less than a week after Kanye West sat down with Tucker Carlson for a two-part, two-hour conversation that aired on Fox News, clips have surfaced that add more troubling layers to the already-controversial interview.
West, now known as Ye, makes an assortment of antisemitic remarks in the unreleased footage obtained by Vice’s Motherboard. He said he’d rather his kids learn about Hanukkah instead of Kwanzaa because the former holiday would come with some “financial engineering,” and compared Black people judging one another on their “whiteness” to “a Jewish person judging another Jewish person on how good they danced.” He then attempts to clean it up by saying the metaphor was a bad example, before adding, “I probably want to edit that out.”
West also pushed the notion that reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood was created by Margaret Sanger and the KKK to control the “Jew population.” Although Planned Parenthood has distanced itself from Sanger’s views on eugenics — which the group called “an inherently racist” ideology that rules “inferior” groups of people should not have children — the group’s origin has been used by Ben Carson and others to spread the conspiracy that Planned Parenthood currently exists to prevent the birth of Black children.
Kanye West, who has been embroiled in controversy this week, appeared on Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson’s show Thursday for a sprawling interview.
West also claimed that Black people are the true Jewish race, a long-standing antisemitic trope that implies Jews have stolen the identity and “birthright” of Black people.
“When I say Jew, I mean the 12 lost tribes of Judah, the blood of Christ, who the people known as the race Black really are,” West said. “This is who our people are. The blood of Christ. This, as a Christian, is my belief.”
Elsewhere, Ye states he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, which was edited out of the final broadcast. Carlson frequently spreads COVID-19 misinformation on his show and lashes out against vaccine mandates.
The previously unreleased clips add to the flood of outlandish and insulting statements by Ye that already aired on Fox News. During the original conversation, West said he thought the idea of him wearing the “White Lives Matter” shirt during Paris Fashion Week was “funny,” while claiming the media’s celebration of Lizzo and her “clinically unhealthy” weight is “demonic.”
Fox News aired the second part of Kanye West’s interview with Tucker Carlson on Friday, touching on Barack Obama and being ‘bullied by Hollywood.’
He also stated he “will eventually be” president, and that he wants Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk to be an influential voice in his ear when that time comes.
“But if I was in office right now, I’d be calling Elon everyday,” he said. “I’d have him sleeping in the White House. I’d say, ‘How do we use our platform as the most influential company — that’s a Freudian slip — the most influential country in the world to show the rest of the world how to live a simplified life?”
West was recently barred from Instagram and Twitter after posting antisemitic statements on both platforms.
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” he wrote on Twitter. “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 who opposes your agenda.”
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