Letters to the Editor —Oct. 29, 2022

Letters to the Editor —Oct. 29, 2022

The Concern: Adidas’ resolution to half methods with Kanye West after he made a number of anti-Semitic statements.

“Hear Ye, hear Ye”: Rapper Kanye West, a.okay.a. “Ye,” has spoken (“Don’t let the door hit ‘Ye,’ ” Oct. 28).

Ye’s reputation and success make his despicable, anti-Semitic rants all of the extra malignant and harmful.

His phrases aren’t any totally different from these voiced by anti-Semites all through the centuries — phrases which have resulted in isolation and denigration of Jews worldwide.

Ye, the rapper, has proven his true wrapper. His hate-filled outbursts have to be met with outrage and condemnation.

S. P. Hersh

Lawrence

Properly, it appears to be like just like the circle is closing round Kanye. “Delight goeth earlier than a fall” involves thoughts. Since he proclaims to be a religious messenger, how on Earth did he miss that lesson?

Let’s not overlook {that a} billionaire on paper doesn’t imply a billionaire in liquid property, and his worth is continuous to be downgraded.

The largest concern is the emotional toll this can have on him, being bipolar, in addition to the shortage of sympathy or empathy that might be expressed as time passes.

I feel persons are realizing that he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothes and are shocked by the extent of hatred he has been harboring in opposition to the Jewish group. It’s tragic that there are African Individuals who really feel this fashion after all of the battle and struggling our cultures have endured.

Greg Raleigh

Washington, DC

Individuals are calling on Spotify to take away Kanye West’s music from its platform.

If we’re going to clean out music based mostly on an artist’s objectionable private beliefs and decisions (that will not even be mirrored in his music), then I feel it could solely be truthful to start out with calls to take away Charles Manson and Gary Glitter from Spotify earlier than transferring on to Kanye West.

Ed Frond

Weeping Water, Neb.

I consider that psychological sickness — in addition to an ­unnatural want for the highlight — explains the general public dysfunction from the inimitable Kanye West.

Since West is seen as a gifted artist, his each phrase is adopted, and it’s to our detriment that he’s given the stage.

It’s gratifying to be taught that Adidas has chosen to sever its relationship with West, one of many highest profile anti-Semites within the nation.

As hatred and rage (significantly directed at spiritual and racial minorities) soar, it’s vital that individuals and firms with honor, integrity and decency act in order to not reward those that are the purveyors of malice and division.

Oren Spiegler

Peters Township, Pa.

Kanye West was all the time a talentless, smug chump. He’s a hustler who, like plenty of others, received wealthy by making a false picture. It’s an limitless listing.

West confirmed his true colours when he stooped to publicly worshipping Donald Trump. And he has continued climbing down ever since.

It’s good to see that many corporations are placing West out to pasture, however they’re doing so to save lots of their very own photos. They by no means ought to have executed enterprise with him within the first place. It’s nothing however greed.

Kanye thinks he’s a troublesome man, however he’s not. He’s a wimp in disguise.

Kreg Ramone

Manhattan

When will individuals get up and notice that simply because somebody enjoys movie star and fame doesn’t imply she or he is an skilled in another area.

What frightens me probably the most is that West really has hundreds of thousands of followers who’re swayed by his racist, evil diatribes.

Hopefully, humanity and primary motive will prevail and these minions will get a unique, regular hero.

Irwin Diamond

Ontario, Canada

We’re in a pandemic of narcissistic banality. It oozes from Kanye West, a self-proclaimed visionary, as he peddles clichéd, centuries-old Jewish stereotypes.

These determined acts of “movie star” choke off actual information and the clever trade of concepts.

Sadly, Pfizer and Moderna received’t be speeding to make vaccines for stupidity. We simply have to be taught to tune out these characters.

Elliot Burak

Manhattan

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