Kanye West Accused Of Anti-Semitism

Anti-Defamation League issue statement...
Kanye West

Kanye West has been accused of anti-semitism following a controversial radio interview.

Kanye West has often courts controversy. Whilst the rapper's heart is always in the right place, his mind - and more importantly his mouth - has often veered off in unexpected directions.

Appearing on New York radio station Power 105 last week (November 25th) the rapper spoke to the host about President Obama's ongoing political difficulties.

Contrasting the politician with George W Bush, the rapper said: "Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections... Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don't have the same connections as oil people."

As MTV now point out, the Anti-Defamation League have hit out at those comments. Posting a statement online, the organisation labelled Kanye West's views as "classic anti-Semitism".

The Anti-Defamation League's national director Abraham H. Foxman said: "This is classic anti-Semitism. There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended."

Check out a rip of the interview below.

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