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John Legend, Jennifer Aniston and Lizzo amongst celebrities calling out Kanye West for his 'unacceptable' posts
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John Legend, Jennifer Aniston and Lizzo amongst celebrities calling out Kanye West for his 'unacceptable' posts

Hollywood is speaking out against Kanye West's 'anti-Semitic' comments on social media

Celebrities including Lizzo, John Legend and David Schwimmer have called out Kanye West’s controversial social media posts.

The 45-year-old rapper’s accounts on Instagram and Twitter have been restricted after he threatened to go ‘death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE’ in a since-deleted tweet posted on Saturday (8 October).

West added: “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 whoever opposes your agenda [sic].”

West's Instagram and Twitter accounts were suspended.
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This came after Ye stirred controversy after he was pictured wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt during Paris Fashion Week last week.

John Legend shared a not-so-vague comment about his ‘Number One’ featured artist on Twitter, writing: “Weird how all these ‘free, independent thinkers’ always land at the same old anti-blackness and anti-Semitism."

Legend’s tweet has accrued over 320,000 likes since it was posted in the early hours of Monday morning.

Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren mentioned West in a tweet which referenced the Holocaust.

She wrote: “Also a little reminder Kanye, using the word death and Jews in the same sentence when 6,000,000 Jews were murdered, 2 out of 3 European Jews, is vile abhorrent and irresponsible + U [should] be banned for life everywhere.

"Let's see if all these corporations doing business with anti Semitic f—tard Kanye drop him. Naaa no one makes a big deal when it's Jews under attack.”

Friends actor David Schwimmer called the rapper a ‘bigot’ and shared statistics from an FBI annual report showing that anti-Semitism is on the rise.

In an Instagram post, which showed the word ‘bye’ on a black background, Schwimmer said in the caption: “Anti-Semitism is on the rise globally. Jews make up only 2.4 percent of the population of the United States but are the victims of more than 60 percent of all religious hate crime.

“Whether or not Kanye West is mentally ill, there's no question he is a bigot. His hate speech calls for violence against Jews. If you interpret his words any other way and defend him, guess what? You are racist.

"If we don't call someone as influential as Kanye out for his divisive, ignorant and anti-Semitic words then we are complicit. Silence is complicity.”

Of the 250,000 likes on the post, one of them came from his former Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston.

Comedian Sarah Silverman took to Twitter to ask why more people aren’t talking about the ‘Bound 2’ rapper’s comments about Jews. “Kanye threatened the Jews yesterday on twitter and it’s not even trending,” she shared. “Why do mostly only Jews speak up against Jewish hate? The silence is so loud.”

Lizzo also called out Ye during a recent concert, where she told the audience: "I feel like everybody in America got my mother******* name in [their] mother******* mouth for no mother******* reason."

West had previously mentioned the 'About Damn Time' singer and made derogatory comments about her weight in an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

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Topics: Celebrity, News, Kanye West, Lizzo, Jennifer Aniston, Racism