Kanye West is under fire for allegedly being anti-Semitic after threatening to "death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE" in a tweet, but the musician has also won over some ardent supporters. West just crossed a boundary with his tweet, one involving Hollywood's "non-religious Jewish power brokers," according to Jason Whitlock of The Blaze.
Is there a connection between Dave Chappelle and Kanye West? Both of them are being called off by the business. Whitlock tweeted on Monday, "Black rappers and comedians are free to disparage black people and white guys in a million different ways.
There is, however, a line they must not cross. And everyone knows it," Whitlock continued, citing anti-Semitic myths about Jewish influence.
Chappelle has recently been under fire and been accused of anti-Semitism and transphobia, but he has kept performing and has largely shrugged off any controversy over his jokes.
Whitlock's tweet almost explicitly states that he is referring to Jews as the "line they better not cross," and he was even clearer in a subsequent post.
"You can't deny that Jewish power brokers in Hollywood have an unhealthy relationship with black entertainers. Is that enough obvious to you? Whitlock tweeted in response to a journalist who questioned, "What is the line?"
Because of his weekend tweet's violation of Twitter's rules, West had his account locked.
I'm a little tired tonight, but when I wake up, I'm going to kill three Jews." The ironic part is that I can't possibly be anti-Semitic given that Jews are also black people. Additionally, you guys have played with me and attempted to blackball everyone who disagrees with your agenda, West added.
The post came after a lengthy interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News. Whitlock appeared on the show after a segment of the interview aired on Friday. He described West as a "guy battling with his faith" who is "cursed with the sickness of fame" in his study of the conversation.