Ye posted a promotional poster from the movie 21 Jump Street on Instagram late Friday night (March 24), describing how Hill’s portrayal of Schmidt in the 2012 remake of the 1980s television series prompted him to reconsider his controversial viewpoint.
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again,” West wrote. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
Ye also added, “No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew,” before closing out with, “Thank you Jonah Hill I love you,” suggesting that the backlash brought on by his antisemitic rants was misplaced to begin with.
Kanye West has received significantly different media attention in 2023 than he had in late 2018, which was heavily concentrated around a series of antisemitic remarks he made both on social media and in interviews.
Ye was selected “Antisemite Of The Year” in December by the American nonprofit anti-hatred organization StopAntisemitism.org. The organization revealed it in a video where it praised Ye for “propagating the most anti-Jewish hatred in 2022.”