Bella Hadid, John Legend & More Respond To Kanye’s Anti-Semitic Tweets

12 October 2022, 17:09

Kanye West's comments have been met with backlash
Kanye West's comments have been met with backlash. Picture: Getty

By Savannah Roberts

Celebrities have publicly criticised Kanye West following his prejudiced Twitter comments, from Bella Hadid to John Legend and more.

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Kanye West has sparked mass backlash online after posting a series of anti-Semitic posts, leading to a wave of celebrities condemning his actions, most recently Bella Hadid has chimed in on the growing conversation online.

Both Twitter and Instagram have locked the rapper’s social media accounts following the discriminatory language, as he has violated the platforms’ terms of service.

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Kanye tweeted that he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people [sic],” causing a slew of celebrities to condemn the 45-year-old’s comments.

The tweet has since been deleted from the platform, it read: "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 [sic]," Kanye continued.

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Kanye West has sparked mass backlash following his comments
Kanye West has sparked mass backlash following his comments. Picture: Getty

The anti-semitic rant followed a similar post on Instagram, the rapper posted a screenshot of text messages between him and P. Diddy, leading to Kanye's prohibited use on the photo platform.

Celebrities have come out in full force to criticise the rapper's actions, Bella Hadid seemingly addressed the problematic posts on October 11 with a series of lengthy posts on her Instagram story.

The model began the heartfelt post: "To say that for the past two days it hasn't been hard to celebrate my birthday or to not think of the things that have been pasted on the street or said on public platforms, I would be lying [sic]."

She continued: "To allow any form of antisemitism to slip by, as desensitized as the world has become, it would be a disservice to my friends, the families I have grown up with, the people I love and work with, myself, and even the Palestinian cause as a whole."

"I will continue to be a voice for the innocently targeted no matter who you are or where you come from," Bella added to her statement.

Bella Hadid has reacted to the controversy
Bella Hadid has reacted to the controversy. Picture: Getty
Bella Hadid posted a lenthy statement hitting out at anti-semitism
Bella Hadid posted a lenthy statement hitting out at anti-semitism. Picture: Bella Hadid/Instagram

Ye's former friend John Legend posted an indirect tweet seemingly referencing the controversy. The 'All Of Me' singer wrote: "Weird how all these 'free, independent thinkers' always land at the same old anti blackness and anti semitism."

Musician and producer Jack Antonoff – who is a good friend and long-time collaborator of Taylor Swift, who has famously fallen out with West several times – simply posted: "Kanye is a little b****."

Iconic actress Jamie Lee Curtis took aim at the rapper more directly, writing: "The holiest day in Judaism was last week. Words matter. A threat to Jewish people ended once in a genocide. Your words hurt and incite violence. You are a father. Please stop."

American politician and activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called him out on Twitter, she posted: "There is absolutely no room in this country or world for antisemitism.

"It is important to see how harmful + dangerous Kanye’s words are - not only to our Jewish brothers, sisters, & siblings, but also to our collective society at large [sic]," AOC wrote.

The backlash directed at the 'Donda' musician follows a wave of criticism sparked by his social media tirades in recent weeks.

Lizzo recently fired back at his fatphobic comments during a live concert and Gigi Hadid branded Ye a "a bully" and "a joke".

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