(October 25, 2022 / JNS) The film and television studio MRC announced Tuesday that it will halt plans to distribute its recently completed Kanye West-themed documentary, as the fallout from the musician’s series of anti-Semitic comments continues.
Affirming that it “cannot support any content that amplifies his platform,” MRC noted how Ye (the new name West has chosen) recently “sampled and remixed a classic tune that has charted for over 3,000 years—the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain.”
While the Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans, Spaniards (during the Inquisition), Russians (during the Pale of Settlement), and Nazis all promoted this anti-Semitic canard, MRC said Ye “has now helped mainstream it in the modern era.”
“Lies are an important part of discrimination, and this one is no different,” MRC stated, adding, “The silence from leaders and corporations when it comes to Kanye or antisemitism in general is dismaying but not surprising.”
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