Over the course of the last several weeks, hip hop megastar Kanye West has been receiving a great deal of criticism…and deservedly so.
West, who is known to have struggled with his mental health in the past, has been publicly praising Adolf Hitler, denigrating the Jewish people, and suggesting that the world needs to “forgive” the Nazis of 1940’s Germany.
And while this horrid lurch toward hate has largely seen Kanye canceled within pop culture, the clearly-troubled artist has just won a rather unsightly award.
Kanye West may never win another music-related award again, but there’s one group that’s honoring him with a not-so-flattering title … “Antisemite of the Year.”
After several weeks and nearly 10,000 votes from members online, watchdog group StopAntisemitism has named Ye the most problematic person of 2022 when it comes to the group’s mission.
Liora Rez, SA’s Executive Director, tells TMZ, “Kanye uses his celebrity platform to push dangerous antisemitic tropes about Jews and power and he refuses to stop. His continuous onslaught of bigoted statements has resulted in horrific antisemitic acts perpetrated by white supremacists, Black Hebrew Israelites, and other fringe groups looking to cause Jews harm.”
And that wasn’t all:
She continues, “Jew hatred is already out of control in the United States and the last thing we need is a celebrity like Kanye to add fuel to that fire.”
West, who was once known for his well-cultivated public persona, is in the midst of a rather extraordinary fall from grace, and there is no telling whether or not he’ll be able to make amends with the world at large ever again.