Kanye West, also known as “Ye,” has taken to Instagram to announce that he now likes Jewish people again after previously expressing antisemitic views.
He attributes this change of heart to watching Jewish actor Jonah Hill in the 2012 buddy cop comedy “21 Jump Street.”
In his post, West wrote, “Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like Jewish people again.
No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
West’s antisemitic comments in the past have led to a loss in partnerships and a drop in his net worth from $2 billion to $398 million.
In addition, his previous comments caused Adidas, Balenciaga, the Gap, and Foot Locker to sever ties with him.
The former billionaire and rapper also faced suspension from social media platforms and was named 2022 Antisemite of the Year by StopAntisemitism, a watchdog organization focused on exposing antisemitic groups and individuals.
Despite his recent statement, some remain skeptical of West’s sincerity.
The musician has a history of bipolar disorder, which he has said can cause him to become paranoid.
Nevertheless, his Instagram post about “21 Jump Street” elicited a range of reactions, including jokes and suggestions for other films to help change the minds of known antisemites.
Jonah Hill, who starred in the recent comedy “You People,” has not publicly commented on West’s latest post.
The film, which includes West’s music on its soundtrack, aims to show how “people grow to understand each other” through challenging encounters.