“I don’t even know where to begin with this shit,” Noah said. “I mean promoting antisemitism to your 50 million followers?”
Ye’s Instagram and Twitter have since been locked, after a series of antisemitic comments he made on the platform. “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” Kanye wrote on social media. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
“I know this is not the point but that’s not how you say it. I know it’s not the main issue. I know that,” Noah joked. “But it’s DEF CON 3. Alright, not death con 3. Death con sounds like like a trade show where they unveil all the latest coffins or something.”
Noah suggested that he “feels bad” for the American right as they’re forced to deal with Ye, who just recently sported a “White Live Matter” t-shirt to much criticism. “I feel bad for American rightwingers, you know? Because they’re getting Kanye now,” he said. “They missed College Dropout, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Graduation. They missed all that and they’re getting this Kanye. It’s like getting to date the high school prom king, but decades after high school.”
Noah is no stranger when it comes to trading shots with Ye, who notably got restricted from Instagram in the past for an offensive post directed at the TV host. Ye’s latest comments have provoked Noah to once again criticize the rapper, who he has praised the music of in the past.
Earlier this week, unaired footage from Ye’s interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson surfaced online and showed him making more antisemitic comments. “Think about us judging each other on how white we could talk would be like, you know, a Jewish person judging another Jewish person on how good they danced or something,” he said. “I mean, that’s probably like a bad example and people are going to get mad at that shit.” A moment later, he added, “I probably want to edit that out.” During the same interview, he suggested Planned Parenthood was created with the KKK in order to “control the Jew population.”
Ye was also scheduled to appear on an episode of LeBron James’ interview series The Shop, but the decision was made to scrap the episode due to apparent hate speech from. “While The Shop embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” reads the statement from Maverick Carter, the co-host of the show. “I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”