Kanye “Ye” West broke the internet, as the saying goes. The rapper is pretty much the only thing that is trending today after he wore a mask during a three-hour interview with Alex Jones on Infowars on Thursday.
He was asked to explain his recent inflammatory Tweets about Jewish people, and he went on to say more inflammatory things about Jewish people. He also said nice things about the number one enemy of Jewish people, Adolph Hitler.
“I like Hitler,” he said. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler. How about that one?”
Well…I don’t know about that one. I *think* what he is trying to say is that thinking in absolutes is dangerous but..well, maybe it’s dangerous to parse out value from this diatribe. If he had any valuable points, they were lost to the controversy. At one point he brought out a net and a bottle of Yoo-hoo and pretended it was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and had a conversation with them.
Many people are watching for what happens to Ye in the fallout of these comments. He claims that the IRS has frozen his bank account and owes him $50 million in taxes. He was also suspended from Twitter.
As Edward Snowden pointed out on Twitter, I don’t think this interview will win him the White House.