As Kanye West loses money, Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan cash it in
As Kanye West loses money, Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan cash it in
on Tuesday, Adidas Ye. terminated its contract with, formerly known as Kanye West, after increasing pressure to do so over his anti-Semitic remarks. In recent weeks, you have adopted hateful stereotypes about secret Jewish control over people and institutions, even saying that he would go “3 to death on the Jewish people”, In posts on Twitter and Instagram (For which he was locked from both the platforms.,
Many are left wondering why Ye’s anti-Black rhetoric, which he expressed earlier, was not enough for those companies to leave him.
,I can say anti-Semitic things and Adidas can’t leave me. now what?You said on the October 16 episode of the podcast “Drink Champs.” Balenciaga deletes Ye after his latest anti-Semitic remarksbut didn’t tell why, And Gap, which already said in September that it would be ending its partnership with the artist and fashion designer, said this week it would go a step further and You Remove Merchandise Immediately from its store.
for adidas, The company said in a statement said on Tuesday it does not tolerate “Semitism and any other forms of hate speech. Yeh’s recent comments and actions are unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.” We do.
These companies were absolutely right to end their partnership with anyone who promotes such hateful rhetoric. But many are left wondering why Ye’s anti-Black rhetoric, which he expressed earlier, was not enough for those companies to leave him. And why do white people like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan work with impunity and profit similar hate speech, These are uncomfortable questions that Yeh’s partners have of late, leaving him and Fox News and Spotify sticking with Carlson and Rogan, respectively. People within the black community – and outside it – are dismayed by what it says about the evaluation of human life.
“White people have long shunned cultural, political and media empires away from blackness and the dehumanization of others,” Washington Post columnist Karen Attia wrote After the cancellation of Rogan’s podcast host in February, a video compilation of him using the N-word surfaced several times. Spotify reportedly invested $100 million in Rogan’s podcastsAnd while Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said that Rogan’s use of the word was “incredibly harmful,” he didn’t even think his company should “silence” people.
Although Rogan apologized for using that slur, he did other episodes in which he compared it to a Black neighborhood. “planet of the Apes” and conducted friendly interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes,
New York Times columnist Nicholas Confessor studied more than 1,000 episodes of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” investigative series Exploring the host’s ideology. He concluded that Carlson’s rhetoric—for example, the fear he consistently creates about the replacement theory—can often be derived from a white nationalist or neo-Nazi playbook. appearing on NPR’s “Fresh Air” In discussing his investigation, Confessor said that Carlson may have created “the most racist show in the history of cable news” and that it has been “incredibly successful.”
Carlson gave you a podium in an impressive segment earlier this month. Carlson said, “We have rarely heard a man speak so honestly and at such a speed about what he believes.” Vice’s Motherboard Says It Found Leaked Footage of edited excerpts from interview This revealed more disturbing anti-semitism views, which contributed to Ye’s reaction., But Carlson’s show, which – despite being anti-Semitic – celebrated this and is still very much alive with its blatant white supremacist ideology (which itself is inherently anti-Semitic).
The Confessor said that Carlson may have created “the most racist show in the history of cable news” and that it has been “incredibly successful.”
She also made headlines at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. Wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt, Shortly after, in a stunt that appears to be linked to Yeh, there were boxes of shirts with the same design. Unhoused community deposited at Skid Row in Los Angeles,
Lest we forget, this anti-blackness goes back years: In 2018, he apologized for his comment that said Slavery Was “A Choice” A comment that essentially accused black Americans of having volunteered for their slavery.
And yet, Ye’s involvement persisted. “They said slavery is an option and those bulls—- shoes still flew off the shelves, they were invited to speak with countless media outlets, people still made it a point to celebrate, Twitter user @JamalJimoh said Tuesday.
However, activists such as Brittany Packnett Cunningham reminded us that the issue is more complex, and they angered the companies’ desire to view the position on anti-Semitism (but not anti-blackness) as a holistic issue rather than zero. provoked. -Some game where minority groups are pitted against each other.
“White supremacy would be too much for black and Jewish people to *turn on each other* – and ignore the existence of black Jews too! – instead we are fighting its systems,” Cunningham tweeted, “Anti-blackness and anti-Semitism are both enemies of our freedom and they thrive alongside each other.”
“It is possible and absolutely necessary for us to have a conversation about how we can ensure that none of these forms of systemic harassment are beneficial or permissible without changing other oppressed people,” he said. follow up tweet, “If you’re white there should legitimately be a personal reflection and Kanye had an anti-blackness view. But the lesson there isn’t competition. The lesson there is that when anti-blackness is allowed to continue, Jewish- The adversary is most certain to follow.”
Cunningham skillfully identifies the real issue here: When a minority community is scapegoated or targeted, all minority communities are at risk. He facilitated solidarity by encouraging us to be mad that this anti-blackness was not enough to bring him down, while supporting the fact that he was punished for his antisemitism.
Figures like Rogan and Carlson have literally built business models — and highly profitable, at that — around racism and bigotry. So, yeah, it’s great that Adidas dropped this. But it also points to a larger issue of who we are prepared to tolerate being targeted and who we want to pass collectively. We must consider what happened to Ye, both a win and a loss.
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