Kanye West‘s similarity has been used for anti-Semitic flyers that have been making their way through the state of Rhode Island.
According to AllHipHoplaw enforcement officials are investigating the distribution of anti-Semitic propaganda bearing Kanye’s face and name throughout North Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island, and vow to get to the bottom of the matter.
“We take this seriously,” said North Providence Police Chief Al Ruggerio. “[The flyers] is making the people of this town and city a bit uncomfortable and we will do our best to find a solution to this.”
“DEFCON3 KANYE” with the Star of David crossed out was among the language found on anti-Semitic flyers distributed in the Providence, RI area,” a tweet from StopAntisemitism read.
“Others blamed the slave trade on the Jewish people. Once again we see anti-Semitic hatred on social media being translated into hatred in the real world,” the tweet continued.
“DEFCON3 KANYE” with the Star of David crossed out was among the language found on anti-Semitic flyers distributed in the Providence, RI area.
Others blamed the slave trade on the Jewish people.
Once again we see anti-Semitic hatred on social media being translated into hatred in the real world. pic.twitter.com/8c1rTwKeIc
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) 18 November 2022
Last month, Kanye West declared in a since-deleted tweet that he was waging death against Jews. Due to his controversial statements, several entities have, among other things, adidas where he launched his popular Yeezy brand, has cut ties with him.
“adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other kind of hate speech,” writes the company in a statement. “Yes’ recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”
Amidst the firestorm his comments have caused, Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam defended Kanye and Kyrie Irving, who was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for posting a clip from a movie showing anti-Semitic tropes.
“Another brother who gets called a rapper but he’s so much more than that, Brother Ye,” Farrakhan said in his message. “And the controversy swirling around these two men is causing unfortunate division among a people who can at least afford to be further divided by misunderstanding.”
The minister continued: “Unfortunately, parts of the ignorance that we do not see the enemy working 100 percent to bring bloodshed around us because of the serious nature of what is happening.
“Some of you who persecute him are the very ones who took from him and from us the knowledge of self. You took our language, you took our culture, you took our history, you took our mind and inserted your mind into our mind through your systems.
“I will stand on the truth that I was taught and stand with God… As long as I stand with God I will be the winner and so will you and so will Kyrie and so will any of us , who want the truth in our lives.”