Kim Kardashian addresses Kanye West's anti-semitism for first time
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Kim Kardashian has addressed ex-husband Kanye West’s anti-semitism for the first time, having called for an end to hate speech.
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."
After a Holocaust museum invited the rapper for a visit so he could better educate himself, West doubled down on his anti-semitic remarks, claiming he was 'glad' that he'd been banned from the social media sites and said he was 'happy to have crossed the line'.
Now Kardashian – who was married to West between 2014 and 2022 – has spoken out on the matter, saying she 'stands with the Jewish community'.
She tweeted: “Hate speech is never OK or excusable. I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.”
More recently, West has admitted what he said was racist - claiming that's why he said them in the first place.
He was quizzed about his comments on Piers Morgan Uncensored, where he was asked if he regretted saying what he did.
West replied: "No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not."
But when challenged that his anti-semitic comments were 'as racist as anything you say you've been through', he then admitted that he did think 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, West 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."
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