Howard Stern slams Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments: ‘He’s like Hitler’

On Wednesdays Howard Stern Show he discussed West’s comments and continuedsupport of them in a string of interviews.

“I almost don’t want to give any energy to this Kanye West character,” theSiriusXM host said. “I don’t know much about Kanye West,” who has bipolardisorder. “I’m not big into the rap scene, but he is … I’m really tired ofpeople excusing his behavior by saying, ‘Well, he’s just mentally ill.'”

His co-host Robin Quivers added, “So was Hitler and someone elected him to runa country.”

Stern said “a lot of media organizations” were giving Ye “attention” over his”wacky, antisemitic rant he feels free to spout” after earlier this monthdeclaring he would go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE” — he’s talked to FoxNews’s Tucker Carlson, Chris Cuomo and Piers Morgan, to name a few — and”rightly so” because they are “exposing him.”

Stern said growing up Jewish, he experienced anti-Semitism. People would startfights with him — “groups of people with chains hitting me all because they’vebeen taught the Jews are evil and killed Jesus. What the f***. I didn’t killJesus.”

Speaking of West’s interview on Cuomo’s show on Monday, he said, “Good lord,you gotta hear the s this guy’s into. And f this mental illness, self-defense thing … ‘Oh yeah, he’s just mentally ill, don’t worry about it.'”

Stern wondered why, if West is “so mentally ill … they don’t they appoint aconservator over his money like they did with poor Britney Spears? … You knowwho was mentally ill? The guy that shot up that synagogue in Pittsburgh. Ifhe’s that mentally ill, let’s commit him somewhere already.”

Stern played clips from Cuomo’s interview. One had West ranting about the”Jewish underground media mafia” canceling him for the White Lives Mattershirt he wore to his Yeezy show this month. He also complained that the mediadoesn’t refer to him as “billionaire,” “inventor” and “visionary,” only”rapper.”

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“Guess what, douchebag,” Stern said. “When they write about me, they call me’the shock jock.’ You don’t have control over [it]. You’re a rapper. That’swhat you are. That’s how you became famous. If a newspaper article doesn’tpoint out the fact that you’re some sort of designer or genius, maybe that’snot because he’s Jewish, but maybe because he just doesn’t put that muchthought into who the f*** you are and what your business is.”

Stern called the whole thing “so depressing,” saying “Kanye used to be funcrazy, now he’s like Hitler.” He also pointed out that Jewish people make upjust “2.4% of the total US population,” adding, “I don’t think they’re yourproblem, Kanye.”

The same day, Jon Stewart called it “mind-blowing” how easily antisemiticcomments flow “from people’s mouths.”

He said on his podcast that the word antisemitic “just doesn’t even carry itanymore. It’s just weird, Jew paranoia bulls***.” Stewart, who was also raisedJewish, said West was putting all Jews into one category while viewing non-Jews as individuals.

“If you are Jewish, then you’re part of the Jewish mafia,” he said. “But ifyou’re not, then you’re just a guy who is ad*** to him in business.”

While Stern and Stewart join others including Jamie Lee Curtis, John Legendand Sarah Silverman in speaking out against West’s comments, West continues tospout them. On Wednesday, he appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored and gave awhat we will generously call a partial apology for the “death con 3 on Jewishpeople” remark.

Morgan asked West if he now regrets his comment and West first replied, “No.Absolutely not,” which repeated several times. He said he made the commentknowing it was racist: “Yes, I fought fire with fire.”

Later in the interview, however, West did say, “I will say I’m sorry for thepeople that I hurt with the defcon [comment]… I felt like I caused hurt andconfusion. And I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to dowith the trauma that I have been through.”

In another part, he ranted about President Biden not taking meetings withbillionaire Elon Musk, calling it “fing retarded.” He acknowledges that heuse of a derogatory term that is outdated and offensive but doubled down. “Iknow I’m not supposed to say that, Biden, but that’s fing retarded.”