Kanye West and Elon Musk were probably on good terms with each other, however, the controversy surrounding the rapper threw a shade on their relationship and the Twitter owner seems to be distancing himself from the superstar.
West said on Instagram that Musk is a cloned human being, and half Chinese because his genetic material comes from a “genius Chinese” and a South African model.
It sounds ridiculous but what the Yeezy designer is saying is that Musk is a result of biological engineering and that his father was Chinese and his mother a South African.
This happened after Musk reimposed a ban West on Twitter because the rapper posted anti-semitic images as well as a rather unflattering photo of a “fat and ghastly white” image of Musk online.
Musk is Chinese controversy?
On Monday morning, West posted on his Instagram saying that Musk was “Half Chinese.” In a post he wrote, “AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS ELON COULD BE HALF CHINESE? HAVE YOU EVER SEEN HIS PICS AS A CHILD? TAKE A CHINESE GENIUS AND MATE THEM WITH A SOUTH AFRICAN SUPER MODEL AND WE HAVE AN ELON… I SAY AN ELON BECAUSE THEY PROBABLY MADE 10 TO 30 ELON’S AND HE’S THE FIRST GENETIC HYBRID THAT STUCK.”
Kanye’s claims poses a relationship challenge between the two men and we can’t see how they will rekindle the relationship.
After West posted Musk’s half-naked photo, the Twitter boss said that the photos could be triggers for some motivation to get back in shape and reduce weight. When West called him a biology experiment and half Chinese, Musk took it as a compliment. Replying to a tweet, Musk said: “I take that as a compliment.” Well, Musk made an effort to be in a good relationship here.
Despite that, it does not mean that Musk is not feeling something else for West. He wants to punch the rapper in the face. It is not because of the nonsense West is spewing but because of how West used Twitter immediately after he was un-banned a few weeks ago.
West posted a photo of Nazi Swastika which caused him to be re-banned. At that time, Musk was hosting a Twitter Spaces. Musk was asked about his first reaction to the moment when West posted his photo as well as during the time when Kanye was giving an interview to Alex Jones, a far-right personality in the US, and was talking about Hitler in glowing terms.
“I personally wanted to punch Kanye, so that was definitely inciting me to violence. That’s not cool,” Musk said during the Spaces.
Musk unbanned West on Twitter with his emphasis on his brand of “free speech”.
“Welcome back to Twitter, my friend,” Musk wrote in October. However, in just a few weeks, Kanye’s social media posts made it clear why he was banned by the previous management. Last week, Kanye was re-banned on Twitter, likely after a direct order from Elon Musk.
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Jewish V/S West controversy
Many young British Jews grew up listening to West’s music. However, recently his comments about Jewish people left a sour taste in their mouths. The rapper is still able to connect with his 18.5 million followers on Instagram.
He can count far-right white supremacists among his hardcore defenders online. Fans have claimed that his mental health has affected his behaviour. Years ago, the rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has publicly spoken about his challenges.
Nevertheless, doctors and people who share his diagnosis have warned that mental health problems are no excuse for antisemitism.
For some Jewish people, they have no choice but to boycott West completely because of the controversy.
“I feel like I have no choice,” says Amber Pinto, 25, from Hertfordshire.
Pinto no longer listens to West’s music and has decided to stop wearing her collection of Yeezy trainers, after also buying and selling pairs in her free time in the past.
“What he’s done is an attack on the Jewish people. From repeating centuries-old antisemitic insults to praising Nazis, it reminds us of the threats that we as a community still face.”
“Even against the backdrop of his criticism of women’s rights and public shaming of female celebrities like Taylor Swift, there’s something especially violent and targeted about this.”
While Adidas, which has manufactured his Yeezy shoes and clothing since 2015, cut ties with West last week after public pressure, his music is still available on major streaming services.
A Borat Situation
Another controversy is brewing here. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen returned as his iconic character Borat at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday night (via The Guardian) to eviscerate Kanye West for his outspoken antisemitism.
“Before I proceed, I will say I am very upset about the antisemitism in U.S. and A,” Borat continued. “It not fair. Kazakhstan is No. 1 Jew-crushing nation. Stop stealing our hobby. Stop the steal! Stop the steal! Your Kanye, he tried to move to Kazakhstan and even changed his name to Kazakhstanye West. But we said: No, he too antisemitic, even for us.”
Borat proceeded to sing a parody version of U2’s classing song “With or Without You,” changing the lyrics to “with or without Jews.” The character added, “What’s the problem? They loved this at Mar-a-Lago. They chose ‘without Jews.’”
Baron Cohen joins a handful of celebrities speaking out against West for his antisemitic comments in recent weeks.
West praised Hitler during a Dec. 1 interview on Alex Jones’ “Infowars” talk show, leading Biden himself to declare on social media, “The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting antisemitism wherever it hides. Silence is complicity.”