Kanye West said watching Jonah Hill in '21 Jump Street' made him 'like Jewish people again'
Ye wrote on Instagram that watching the movie "21 Jump Street" made him "like Jewish people again."
He thanked Jewish actor Jonah Hill for inspiring the change of heart.
Ye sparked controversy and widespread condemnation after he made a series of antisemitic comments.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, wrote in an Instagram post that "watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again."
He appeared to acknowledge his previous antisemitic comments that sparked controversy and led to him being temporarily removed from social media and losing multiple business deals.
The rapper returned to Instagram to share an image of the 2012 film's poster and said watching it caused him to have a change of heart.
"No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people," he added. "No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew."
He ended the message with: "Thank you Jonah Hill I love you."
On social media, many were skeptical of Ye's post, arguing that the claim Christians could not be antisemitic because of Jesus was itself antisemitic.
Ye's antisemitic comments included a declaration that he liked Hitler, a tweet that said he was "going death con 3" on Jewish people and other comments that Jewish groups said invoked antisemitic tropes.
Ye's comments were widely condemned by Jewish groups and celebrities, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian who did not name him but said in a tweet that she stood with the Jewish community.
The Anti-Defamation League said this month that it had counted 59 incidents in which antisemites cited Ye.
Correction: March 27, 2023 — An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Ye's post. While he appeared to backtrack on his earlier open hatred of Jews, he did not explicitly renounce antisemitism. The post was also updated to include claims that part of Ye's message was itself antisemitic.
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