Kanye West recently went after a paparazzi reporter for filming him and his new wife in a video seen below, blaming paparazzi for his first prescription drug use. Kanye West (now known as Ye) often grabs the headlines with his antics. It has been noted that he has been expelled from Twitter and Instagram, and had business relationships with Balenciaga, Adidas, Foot Locker, the Gap and more end since going public with his antisemitic beliefs.
Ye, reportedly married Bianca Censori, a 27-year-old Australian architect who works for his Yeezy company, earlier this month. This has since prompted Jewish organizations such as Australia’s Anti Defamation Commission (ADC) to publicly call on officials to ban Ye from ever visiting his rumored new wife’s home country.
Kanye West could be in trouble
“Calling for violence and hate must have consequences, and Australia should not put out the welcome mat and provide a platform to a hatemonger who spews threats against the Jewish community and peddles conspiracy myths about Jewish power, greed and control,” Dr. Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the civil rights organization ADC, said in a statement to Billboard.
“This kind of rhetoric is dangerous and has real-world consequences given the more than 30 million followers that this person has, and who may start believing that his demonisation of the Jewish community and that they must act,” Abramovich continued.
“Allowing Kanye into Australia would also send the wrong signal about our nation and violate our core values of tolerance, diversity and respect. At a time of rising antisemitism in Australia and increasing vilification, his presence in the country, revolting anti-Jewish propaganda and incitement, and abhorrent rhetoric poses a significant risk to the Jewish community.
“On the basis of his record of demonization of the Jewish people (’death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’) we urge Minister Giles to use his powers under section 501 of The Migration Act and refuse Kanye entry.”
Also calling on Andrew Giles, Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, to block any attempts from the “Donda” musician to obtain a visa for his rumored future visit to Australia is the Australian Jewish Association (AJA), which issued an open letter on the subject Sunday (Jan. 22).
“Antisemitism is at elevated levels in Australia, part of a worldwide trend. Multiple recent antisemitic incidents across Australia have specifically referenced Kanye West, including graffiti in Melbourne and leaflets in Brisbane,” the letter read. “The Australian Jewish Association fears that a visit by Kanye West is likely to inflame the tense situation and even risks causing violence.”
Kanye West resurfaces to confront a paparazzo for filming him and his reported wife 😳pic.twitter.com/r9wVVou89D
— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) January 25, 2023
KANYE WEST TO VISIT AUSTRALIA – AJA writes to Immigration Minister
AJA was informed that Kanye West, who calls himself 'Ye' intends to visit Australia
AJA has concerns about such a visit. Kanye West engages in antisemitic incitement & conspiracy theories & praised Adolf Hitler pic.twitter.com/xLYAzACnlY
— Australian Jewish Association (@AustralianJA) January 23, 2023