less than A week after Kanye West praised Adolf Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, West — on white supremacist Nick Fuen Nick Fuentes – sat down with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and asked Jews to “forgive Hitler”.
The 45-minute episode titled “Saving Ye” on the alt-right video platform Censored.TV opens with McGinnis at the airport touting his desire to “prevent Ye West from becoming an anti-Semite or a Nazi” and “persuade him to leave America” . Ledge. McGinnis, meanwhile, expressed his hope to show West that “our problem is the liberal elite of all races,” before going on to refer to two black leaders, Kamala Harris and Barack Obama, as “main problem”.
McGinnis, co-founder vice He left the media company in 2008 and was banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in 2018 for promoting content related to violent extremist groups and hate speech. In 2020, his YouTube account was suspended for violating the platform’s hate speech policy. His timely interview with the rapper coincided with a storm of media attention sparked by a Yeezy fashion show in October, where West showed off a “White Lives Matter” shirt. While McInnes’ Censored.TV Twitter account has fewer than 16,000 followers, West, by comparison, had millions before his ban and now has more than 18 million on Instagram.
Before meeting with West and Fuentes, McInnis said he would meet with them at a safe location in Los Angeles. Cut to a 45-minute interview with West and Fuentes, which McInnes notes took place two days after the InfoWars debacle. West, with a mask on his face, first boasted that his previous interview backlash was “great for a presidential campaign,” before blaming Hitler’s “reputation” on Jews and likening abortion to “eugenics.” science”, “genocide”, and “the Holocaust”. West also reiterated his claim that “Jews control most of the media, as well as banks, real estate and shopping malls.” He added, “They can control the narrative. History is written by the victors.”
In the interview, McGinnis repeated earlier claims that “racial masochism” is a “hereditary white thing,” to which Fuentes countered, “Liberalism has poisoned white people.” Fuentes took the opportunity Jump into a paragraph about his childhood, claiming that “kids loved Hitler,” and there’s something compelling about the videos, propaganda, and symbols. When McInnis questioned Fuentes’ claim, the Holocaust denier clarified that he was referring to the children on 4chan.
Fuentes has been branded a “white supremacist” by the Justice Department and in 2020 founded the America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC) — a far-right rival to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — And has ties to far-right Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar.
Earlier in the episode, West claims that “Jewish lawyers and managers colluded and everything else you can think of” to “give America porn.” West went on to say that porn is “a gas chamber, it’s a silent killer” that can “silence us.” He also cited his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, who he claimed had a habit of “selling it.” West – who allegedly used porn to bully and control his staff – has since come back to this point, saying porn has “destroyed” his family and that women in porn are “the product of pedophilia”. . Women in their 30s and 40s who “show off their bodies” on Instagram are freezing their eggs because they aren’t “living their dreams of having husbands and children,” West said. ”
West then called on people to “pray for Instagram” and condemned anyone who liked the “half-naked woman” as a “sexual predator.”
Perhaps sensing an opportunity to give his masculine ego a much-needed boost, McInnes went on to refer to “timeless spinsters” as “new reporters” who “cancel” and “destroy family men.”
At one point, McInnis gave West a hypothetical question. “So you’re the President of the United States,” McInnis said. “On the first day, someone walked in and they said, ‘So what are we going to do with these Jews?’ What do you say?” West’s answer drew giggles from Fuentes and McInnis: “Jews should work for Christians. If I knew they weren’t spies, I’d immediately hire a Jew and I could view their house from their phone and put cameras in their living room. “
Asked if he had chosen a running mate, West said he considered Candice Owens (she wore a matching “White Lives Matter” shirt on the show), but he was concerned about “controlling Candace.” Owens voice “The Ben Shapiro has an opinion” Owens is a talk show host daily telegraphco-founded by Shapiro.
The Proud Boys founder has a series of final questions. While West replied that he would make abortion illegal, he stalled on giving his “immigration policy” and “reinforced wall,” replying that he “had no immediate definitive answer on that.” “. Asked about same-sex marriage, West said all his policies would be “biblical.” This brings up the reprehensible tangent of McGinnis and Fuentes linking gay and transgender people to “mental illness.”
While much of the interview was spent condemning the Jewish community and women who didn’t have children before the age of 30, West concluded the interview by expressing his love for “everyone.” Referring to his yet-to-be-filed campaign, West said that “the rules of the state will be based on the Bible” and that “we’re going to align the Constitution with the Bible.”
“Jews can’t tell me who I can love and who I can’t love,” he continued. “You can’t say, you can’t inflict your pain on other people. Jews, please forgive Hitler today.”
West’s comments date back to the recent rolling stone George Chidi, who writes, “On some fundamental levels, white racists like to hear black voices expressing their inability to speak their minds in public without pushing back. .” As Chidi points out, people like McInnes and Fuentes would “put on blackface with Ye” as their “foundational agents.”