Jamie Lee Curtis held again tears on TODAY Monday as she condemned an antisemitic tweet the rapper Kanye West posted over the weekend.
West, who goes by Ye, obtained robust backlash after posting a tweet that has since been eliminated by Twitter that mentioned he was going to “go demise con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
He additionally mentioned he “cannot be Anti Semitic” as a result of “black persons are really Jew additionally.”
“I burst into tears,” Curtis, who on Sunday tweeted a response to Ye’s remark, advised Hoda Kotb. “I awakened and burst into tears. Defcon 3 on Jewish individuals? What are you doing?
“It is dangerous sufficient that fascism is on the rise world wide. However on Twitter, on a portal, to pour that in? As if Jewish individuals have not had it onerous sufficient?”
Instagram deleted a message from West’s web page and restricted the account after he posted a separate message that some teams have known as “anti-Jewish,” a spokesperson for Meta, Instagram’s mum or dad firm, advised NBC Information on Oct. 8.
A spokesperson for Twitter additionally confirmed on Oct. 9 that West’s account has been locked for violation of its insurance policies.
Curtis, whose father, actor Tony Curtis, was Jewish, additionally condemned West’s message in a tweet on Oct. 9 that included a screenshot of his since-removed tweet.
“The holiest day in Judaism was final week,” she wrote. “Phrases matter. A menace to Jewish individuals ended as soon as in a genocide. Your phrases harm and incite violence. You’re a father. Please cease.”
On TODAY, Curtis, 63, known as the message “abhorrent” and mentioned she hopes the 45-year-old rapper “will get assist.”
“And if we aren’t reacting, who’re we?” she mentioned. “What does it say about individuals who aren’t reacting? Who awakened and skim that and thought, ‘Oh, what are you having for breakfast?'”
West has not commented publicly since his social media posts have been taken down.
This weekend’s incident was the newest occasion of deleted or eliminated tweets and Instagram posts by West which have drawn a backlash.
His ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, wrote on Instagram in July that West has bipolar dysfunction after he issued a sequence of now-deleted tweets saying she was making an attempt to have him hospitalized.
“I perceive Kanye is topic to criticism as a result of he’s a public determine and his actions at instances could cause robust opinions and feelings,” Kardashian wrote.
“He is an excellent however difficult one who on prime of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who skilled the painful lack of his mom, and has to cope with the strain and isolation that’s heightened by his bi-polar dysfunction.”
West did not reply to Kardashian’s feedback on the time.