Kanye West ‘Antisemite of the Year’ trends after watchdog group crackdown

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 05: Kanye West speaks at Surface Magazine's DesignDialogues No. 6 With Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kanye West And Jacques Herzog at Moore Building on December 5, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine)

Despite his recent press behavior, Kanye West has received numerous awards. The most recent one he received may have been the most appropriate recognition thus far, as it truly defined him.

Kanye West has become notorious in recent weeks for his antisemitism remarks, shocking everyone with a flurry of his actions that translated into catastrophic damage to him, his career, and his numerous businesses.

Kanye West was named “Antisemite of the Year” by the watchdog group StopAntisemitism.

Liora Rez, the group’s executive director, told TMZ in a statement:

“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.”

Kanye West has been all over the place when it comes to antisemitism in recent months, from tweeting that he would go “deathcon3” on Jews to barging into the Skechers HQ, a Jewish-owned brand.

Rez furthered:

“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.”

The non-governmental organization gathered 10,000 votes to “honor” Ye as the Most Problematic Person of 2022.

StopAntisemitism joined the call earlier this week for influencers and vloggers to stop allowing Kanye West to spread lies and hatred on social media.

Rez told NBC News:

“Anybody who gives him a platform, you’re basically complicit at this point. The only goal of his is to spew hatred and further vilify Jews.”

The invitation was also extended to influential Twitch streamer Adin Ross, who, according to Nick Fuentes, a known ally of West, tweeted that Ross and West might be in for an interview soon.

Twitch, on the other hand, has stated that their hateful behavior policy will be strictly enforced, stating that any “behavior motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance” will be prohibited.

The platform also stated that if a show hosted by a Twitch creator violates its policies, it will most likely take down the stream and suspend the host.