According to Jewish organizations StopAntisemitism and the American Jewish Organization, artist and fashion mogul Kanye West must do more to apologize for his anti-Semitic remarks.
To cap off a turbulent 2022, Ye went on a series of anti-Semitic comments, which resulted in him being canceled by the Jewish community and numerous firms, like Adidas, withdrawing him from multi-million dollar engagements.
But, in the guise of a tribute post to Jonah Hill, he recently apologized to the Jewish community.
Following an extended hiatus from Instagram, Kanye resurfaced in 2022 to denounce the anti-Semitic clichés he spewed on sites such as Drink Champions and Fox News.
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again,” Ye wrote on Instagram. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
The rapper went on to add; “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew… Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.”
Following his apology, a few Jewish organizations say it’s inadequate, especially after the harm he caused.
Between praising Hitler, denying the number of deaths during the Holocaust, and claiming he’d go “death con 3” on the Jewish people, StopAntisemitic and the American Jewish Committee believe he needs to do a bit more than watch 21 Jump Street.
“It is a little odd that all it might take for Kanye to renounce his vile antisemitism is to watch an 11-year-old Jonah Hill movie. Whether Kanye is sincere, only he knows,” AJC rep Richard Hirschhaut said.
“Joking about a movie with Jonah Hill is not the apology that the Jewish people deserve from Kanye, particularly when his antisemitic tirades continue to have a dangerous trickle-down effect of hatred against Jews,” said Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntisemitism,.
Stop Antisemitism previously labeled Ye the “Antisemite Of The Year.” Shortly after, the ADL said his remarks were linked to 30 antisemitic incidents in the U.S.