Kanye West admits to being racist against Jews
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Kanye West has admitted that his comments against Jewish people were racist in an interview with Piers Morgan.
Appearing on Piers Morgan Uncensored today (19 October), a clip of the interview where Kanye West addressed his comments about Jewish people was shared online.
The rapper had previously said he would go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE' on Twitter, a move which got him banned from the social media site.
He'd also been kicked off Instagram for saying: "Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me."
In the wake of his comments, a Holocaust museum invited Kanye for a visit so he could better educate himself.
Kanye then doubled down on his anti-semitic remarks, claiming he was 'glad' he'd been banned from the social media sites and said he was 'happy to have crossed the line'.
Now he's said he admits what he said was racist and claimed that's why he said them in the first place.
At first in the interview, the rapper stood by his comments when asked whether he regretted saying what he did about Jewish people.
Kanye said: "No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not."
When challenged that his anti-semitic comments were 'as racist as anything you say you've been through', he them admitted he did think that his comments were racist.
He said: "Yeah obviously, that's why I said it.
"Yes, I fought fire with fire, I'm not here to get hosed down, it's a different type of freedom fighter.
Later on in the interview, Kayne offered up an apology for the 'hurt and confusion' he caused with his comments.
He said: "You know I will say I'm sorry for the people that I hurt with the 'defcon', the confusion that I caused.
"I feel like I caused hurt and confusion and I'm sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through, and I used my platform where you say hurt people."
Kanye has faced consequences for some of his other comments recently and is now facing a $250 million lawsuit from the family of George Floyd after he said he didn't believe police officer Derek Chauvin killed him by pushing his knee onto Floyd's neck.
The rapper said he thought Floyd had instead died of fentanyl, a conclusion he reached after watching a documentary made by Candace Owens.
UNILAD have contacted a representative for Kanye West for comment.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact Stop Hate UK by visiting their website www.stophateuk.org
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