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Seth Rogen nearly falls off chair laughing in response to Jonah Hill 'curing' Kanye West's antisemitism
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Seth Rogen nearly falls off chair laughing in response to Jonah Hill 'curing' Kanye West's antisemitism

The actor was delighted by the idea of Hill being responsible

Seth Rogen nearly fell of his chair laughing when presented with the idea that his Superbad co-star Jonah Hill had 'cured' Kanye West of being antisemitic.

West sparked controversy last year with a series of remarks targeting the Jewish community, including one social media post which referred to going ‘death con 3 on Jewish people'.

He was met with widespread criticism and lost brand deals as a result of his comments, but last week, out of nowhere, he changed his beliefs about the community.

West said Hill made him 'like Jewish people again'.

The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday (26 March) to share the poster for 21 Jump Street, which stars Hill, who is Jewish, alongside Channing Tatum.

In a caption with the post, West wrote: "Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again. No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.

"No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you."

Following this bizarre post, CinemaBlend asked Rogen, another Jewish actor, whether he was 'jealous' that Hill was the one who got West to change his mind.

The actor burst out laughing, rocking forwards as he considered the concept with delight.

He made clear that he was definitely not jealous, saying, between laughs: "You know what? He can have it. Happy to be left out of that one. But you know what? Good! Cured!… They should send that movie around the world, let everyone watch it!"

Hill himself was asked for his thoughts on West's U-turn after being spotted by paparazzi in Santa Monica yesterday (28 March), but he declined to comment on the rapper's Instagram post.

Still, that hasn't stopped the rest of the world with crediting Hill for West's change of heart, with one Twitter user writing: "Kanye West now apologizing for antisemitism… Jonah Hill really turned this man around."

Another commented: "Jonah Hill is Kanye West’s savior."

Hill starred alongside Tatum in 21 Jump Street.
Columbia Pictures

While West has suggested he's changed, the 21 Jump Street post has not been enough to convince organisations such as StopAntisemitism and the American Jewish Committee.

Speaking to TMZ, Liora Rez, StopAntisemitism's Executive Director, said: "Joking about a movie with Jonah Hill is not the apology that the Jewish people deserve from Kanye, particularly when his antisemitic tirades continue to have a dangerous trickle-down effect of hatred against Jews."

Richard Hirschhaut, of the American Jewish Committee, added: "It is a little odd that all it might take for Kanye to renounce his vile antisemitism is to watch and 11-year-old Jonah Hill movie. Whether Kanye is sincere, only he knows."

Topics: Jonah Hill, Kanye West, Seth Rogen, Film and TV