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How Kanye West’s Breakdown Makes Sense of Our Social Crisis

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2022
From The Center
Religion and Faith, Kanye West, Antisemitism
Image: Kevork Djansezian / Stringer / Getty

This past week, the artist formerly known as Kanye West—who now goes by “Ye”—was suspended from Twitter after an unhinged rant. He posted comments using antisemitic tropes about the “influence” of Jewish people, followed by an almost incomprehensible threat to go “death con 3” on Jewish people.

Twitter and Instagram, too, were right to take these comments seriously. We’ve seen how antisemitic threats of violence can incite terror—in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting and beyond. The lead-up to the suspension, though, followed a kind of publicity tour punctuated by deliberate controversy.

West appeared at...

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