The interview ran for two nights on Carlson’s top-rated show FoxNews show, and the host held West, now known as Ye, as a victim of the left’s cancel culture and woke politics, being primarily the reaction to the rapper’s wearing of a shirt White Lives Matter at Paris Fashion Week.
In one of the clips, obtained and published by Vice News’ Motherboard, Ye complains that he sent his children to a school that celebrates Kwanzaa. “I’d rather my kids know Hanukkah than Kwanzaa. At least it will come with some financial engineering,” he said.
At another point, when Ye talked about black people judging each other, he said, “Think about judging each other on how white we might talk, it would be like, you know, a Jewish person judging another Jewish person on the quality of their dancing or dancing. Something. … I mean, it’s probably like a bad example and people are going to get mad at this shit. He then said, “I probably want to edit that.” “Done,” Carlson replied.
Over the weekend, Twitter deleted a post and suspended him for a tweet in which he said he would go “def con 3” on Jews. Instagram also deleted Ye’s post earlier in the week, in which he shared parts of a text conversation with Diddy. In the post, Ye uses an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish influence.
Carlson’s show aired part of the interview in which Ye suggested that Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, seek Israeli peace deals with Arab countries for financial gain. The Anti-Defamation League released a statement on Friday saying, “The behavior exhibited this week by @kanyewest is deeply disturbing, dangerous and anti-Semitic, period. There is no excuse for his spreading the slogans of white supremacy and classic #anti-Semitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has.
In another clip omitted from the interview, according to Motherboard, Ye claimed that “fake children” or “actors, professional actors” had been “placed in my house to sexualize my children.”
Fox News did not respond to a request for comment. There has been considerable debate over how much exposure to give Ye, given that he struggled with bipolar disorder.
When he opened his interview with West on his Thursday show, Carlson acknowledged that “listening to West could be ‘shocking’ and ‘he is often used as ammunition against him in the battle for influence over the mind. young Americans and this battle is intense. But crazy? It was not our conclusion. In fact, we’ve rarely heard a man speak so honestly and movingly about what he believes in, but again, you can judge for yourself.
In 2020, a Westerner was embarking on a presidential campaign, his then-wife Kim Kardashian call for “compassion and empathy” given his mental health issues.
In the broadcast interviews, Ye at one point talked about a plot involving the Uvalde school shooting and told Carlson, “Have I reached Alex Jones territory yet?” Carlson replied, “No, I think you are telling the truth.”
Ye then said that “they keep using the, oh, he’s crazy, he’s crazy. And it hurts me when people say that. It hurts me that people can ask me, ‘Hey, how are you?’ »