Kanye West’s recent anti-Semitic comments have caused him to fall deeper into trouble. Adidas recently cut ties with Kanye because of it. And now, Jewish former NFL star Julian Edelman is criticizing the rapper for using offensive language.
Edelman addressed Kanye’s remarks and stated that while mental health is crucial, it doesn’t justify using hurtful words. He shared a post on his social media where he stated, “Mental health is a serious issue and needs to be at the forefront of the American dialogue.”
“It’s also not an excuse for hate. Hate is a disease just like every other, except that words can spread it. Speak up, not down.”
Edelman is probably the most well-known Jewish-American athlete to speak out. Ye has been spewing bigoted and anti-Semitic comments at practically every opportunity over the past few weeks. He took to Twitter and said he was going “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” Also, he manufactured “White Lives Matter” shirts, promoted offensive tropes, and spoke hurtful things about George Floyd.
Kanye’s remarks have outraged people of many races and beliefs, including basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen. The NBA legend said on social media, “I see all the Kanye BS, like, he’s an idiot.”
“I try my best to just kind of push positivity and encouragement to people in the world so we just have to be careful. Every time we pick up our phones, a lot of times we wanna feel good, laugh and joke but a lot of times, we’re seeing negative stories in our media. So, we gotta be careful who we’re letting into our atmosphere because it can become depressing with everything that’s going on around the world.”
Even Kanye’s ex, Kim Kardashian, slammed his anti-Semitism in a post earlier this week. “Hate speech is never OK or excusable. I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end,” the television personality said. Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates regarding the rapper.
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