Kanye West doubles down on anti-Semitism by sharing spreadsheet with Jewish executives
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Kanye West has doubled down on his anti-Semitic claim that the media is controlled by Jewish people by showing a spreadsheet of media companies he says are run by Jewish executives.
The rapper showed the list to photographers on Friday (October 28) - among the companies on the list were Disney, Paramount and US Today.
He told photographers: “The red are the executives that are Jewish at these companies.” Most of the spreadsheet appeared to be in red, but as none of the names were visible, the list has not been verified.
Shortly before taking out his phone to show the list, West read out the definition of anti-Semitism, adding: “I didn't realise that it was anti-Semitic to say hey you know, I have a Jewish attorney, I have a Jewish record label, I have a Jewish contractor.”
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."
West appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored where he admitted that his comments were racist but insisted he didn’t regret them.
When asked whether he regretted saying what he did about Jewish people, West 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 then 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 in the interview, he apologised for any ‘hurt’ his comments had caused.
"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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