KUDOS: Bill Maher Refuses to Air Interview with Antisemite Kanye West

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(VINnews) — Political comedian Bill Maher said that he is not going to broadcast an interview that he already recorded with Kanye West, because of West’s antisemitic views.

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Maher, who is reportedly Jewish, and tends to be left-leaning yet fair, said Monday that Kanye is “helpful for spreading the fertilizer” that “Israel and the Jews are like the worst people in the world.”

Maher interviewed Kanye on his “Club Random with Bill Maher” podcast. He said that while the two “had an amazing, fun time,” their conversation didn’t amount to the “learning moment” he was hoping for.

“The problem, I think, is that he appeals mostly — of course he’s a rockstar — to young people,” Maher said. “They don’t know much, and they surely don’t know much about the Middle East or Jews. … I feel like he was helpful for spreading the fertilizer, and I do mean fertilizer, for this idea that Israel and the Jews are the worst people in the world.”

Maher explained that he didn’t want to become a platform for antisemitism. “That’s why I wouldn’t air that episode, because I’m not going to contribute to this,” he said.

“I thought it was going to be a learning moment,” Maher also said. “I mean, we were here for two hours. By the way, we had an amazing, fun time.”

“He’s a very charming antisemite.”

West has been extremely vicious, unabashed, and outspoken in his hatred of Jews.

Alan Ronkin, regional director of the American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C., was quoted by USA TODAY in December saying, “Kanye’s antisemitic slurs perpetuate fear and endanger the Jewish community.”

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My Psak
My Psak
16 days ago

One of Maher’s parents are Jewish, though he was raised Catholic. Between his friendships with Jews, strong support for Israel to destroy their enemies, & his “Yiddishe Kup” jokes; either way he has the status of “Honorary Jew” & can get away with telling jokes about Jews without being called “Antisemitic”

Anonymous
Anonymous
14 days ago

This KW POS would do the world a favor by taking a long walk on a short bridge.

Jared
Jared
16 days ago

Kanye is Trump’s friend. So who cares if he is antisemitic. Trump has already told us that there are very fine people on both sides and Trump has never expressed regrets of apologized for dining with Kanye and Fuentes. This is really all about the left wing mainstream media attacking Trump for his conservative and religious values.MAGA Americans know the truth.