Kanye West could be banned from coming to Australia for saying he loved Adolf Hitler
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Kanye West could be banned from coming to Australia after proclaiming he loves Adolf Hitler.
An Aussie federal cabinet minister said the rapper’s little trip Down Under could be cut short over his anti-semitic remarks.
In case you've been living under a rock, last year, while appearing on Alex’s Jones podcast InfoWars, he told the right-wing conspiracist that he’s 'heard good things about Hitler'.
He added: “This guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use as a musician—you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that.”
Yes, yikes, indeed.
However, Education Minister Jason Clare has now said that if the controversial rapper applies for a visa, he will be rejected.
He told Channel Nine: "I don't know if he's applied for a visa yet — but Google it, you will see that he seems like he's a pretty big fan of a person who killed six million Jewish people last century.
"People like that who've applied for visas to get into Australia in the past have been rejected.
"I expect that if he does apply, he would have to go through the same process and answer the same questions that they did."
The Australian Jewish Association wrote to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles to demand the West be denied access to the country.
David Adler, the association’s president, called Ye a ‘lighting rod for extremists, anti-Semites, for Neo-Nazis’, according to ABC News.
He added: "He's used all sorts of anti-Semitic tropes — so yes, we think that's a significant risk, and because of him being such a prominent and inspirational figure to youth, we think it is a risk in Australian society."
A spokesperson for Minister Giles refused to comment on international people's travel movements.
"All non-citizens must meet, and continue to meet, requirements set out in the Migration Act, including security and character requirements," the spokesperson said, according to the Daily Mail.
Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton, has also called for Ye to be banned from Australian shores.
He told 3AW: "I've got to say, my inclination would be not to allow him in.
"The minister's got a lot to weigh up, but I must say my instinct would be if I was that decision maker, I think there are better people we could welcome in."
The rapper has reportedly already touched down in the country to visit his new rumored wife, Melbournian Bianca Censori.
According to reports by TMZ, the rapper married the Yeezy architectural designer in a secret ceremony.
However, it doesn’t look like they’ve applied for a marriage certificate as of yet.
The marriage came as a shock to many, even Ye’s former wife, Kim Kardashian, whose divorce from him was only finalized in November 2022.
In a since-deleted post, the reality star said: “I’m really in my quiet girl era, I don’t have much to say. Just much to do."
Yes, head high, Kimmy.