“The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin blasted Kanye West on Friday for spewing anti-Semitic remarks – and bluntly warned that the Holocaust “could occur again” if the general public doesn’t speak out against such vile commentary.
Griffin called West a “moron” following the rapper’s deranged appearance Thursday on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ “Infowars” alongside white supremacist Nick Fuentes. West, who wore a black hood that covered his entire face, praised Adolf Hitler and rambled about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories throughout the bizarre episode.
“I watched clips of the livestream and I hate that these people actually have a platform,” Griffin said. “And I kept pondering to myself, I hope I never should hear the names, Kanye West, Alex Jones, Nick Fuentes again. But the issue is that this: Kanye West has 32 million Twitter followers. There are only 14 million Jews on this planet.”
“To place a finer point on it, 6 million Jews were killed within the Holocaust and there’s only 7 million Jews within the US,” Griffin continued. “We now have to denounce this, we have now to talk out because that sort of horror could occur again if these morons have platforms.”
“And by the way in which, I used to be just shocked by the indisputable fact that I believe that is the primary time in Alex Jones’ life that he wasn’t the craziest, most offensive person within the room, because even at moments, he looked sort of shocked by what Kanye was saying,” she added.
Co-host Sonny Hostin chimed in to agree with Griffin, stating that the West saga “showed you the bounds of de-platforming.”
“We’re all shocked that you just’ve got Alex Jones, who’s the Sandy Hook denier, you’ve got Nick Fuentes, who’s a white supremacist, and also you’ve got Kanye West, who’s an anti-Semite and anti-black and a Holocaust denier all together and on the airwaves,” Hostin said.
Griffin called out West’s massive social media following while blasting the rapper.ABC
West has relentlessly expressed anti-Semitic views during various media appearances in recent months. The music mogul has lost major business deals with Adidas and the Gap, and lost his status as a billionaire.
At one point during his “InfoWars” appearance, West claimed that he sees “good things about Hitler.”
Kanye West made an unhinged appearance on “InfoWars.”Info Wars
“The Jewish media has made us feel just like the Nazis and Hitler have never offered anything of value to the world,” West said.
Inside hours of creating the unhinged remarks, West was suspended from Twitter following a series of offensive tweets – including one by which he shared an unsettling image of a swastika inside a Star of David.
West repeatedly praised Hitler and Nazis during his “InfoWars” appearance.Info Wars
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said West had “again violated our rule against incitement to violence,” forcing a suspension.
In a separate development on Friday, Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after he was ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages to relatives of victims of the 2012 Connecticut school shooting. Jones had repeatedly referred to the mass shooting as a hoax.