White House Condemns Kanye West’s ‘Insulting Rhetoric’ about Jews, Calls It ‘Hateful’ and ‘Anti-Semitism’

Melanie Arter | October 17, 2022 | 7:19pm EDT
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Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Kanye West meets with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Monday condemned rapper Kanye West’s comments about Jews as news broke that the rapper is set to buy conservative social media platform Parler.

As CNSNews.com reported, Parler CEO George Farmer announced Monday that “Parlement Technologies has entered into an agreement in principle to sell Parler to Ye (formerly known as Kanye West).”


White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that she couldn’t speak to the purchase agreement of Parler, but she condemned what she called “anti-Semitism” and “hateful” and “insulting rhetoric.”

As a result of his tweet about Jews, West was recently suspended from Instagram and locked out of Twitter.

"I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he wrote in the deleted tweet on Oct. 8, according to XXL magazine. "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[.]"

“It was announced earlier today that the rapper formerly known as Kanye West wants to buy the conservative social media platform Parler, and this comes after he was kicked off of Twitter and Instagram last week for his own set of anti-Semetic comments,” Associated Press White House Reporter Darlene Superville said.

“Is the White House or the president concerned that should this sale go ahead and that Ye be allowed to buy this platform, that it will give him another venue for anti-Semetic comments, hateful comments with no gatekeeper, no one to say that’s wrong or anything like that?” Superville asked.

“So as you know when it comes to these types of purchases or agreements, I can’t speak to that, so that’s not something — the actual agreement or interaction, I can’t speak to that – but what I can speak to is hateful rhetoric,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.

“What I can speak to is insulting rhetoric, what I can speak to is anti-Semitism, which is hateful. It is dangerous, and we are going to continue to condemn that type of language, because at the end of the day, it is disgusting, and it is– there is no room, absolutely no room, no place in our political discourse to be having that type of really vile conversation or comments being made,” she said.

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