Anti-Semitic banners praising Kanye West seen in Los Angeles

‘Kanye is right about the Jews’: Anti-Semitic group brazenly hangs banners over LA freeway as rapper becomes new poster boy for hate crusade against Jewish people

  • An anti-Semitic group was seen hovering over a series of banners on a Los Angeles freeway while praising Kanye West’s recent war against Jews 
  • The Saturday afternoon sighting on the 405 freeway went viral as the group was seen tossing up the Nazi salute 
  • One of the banners encouraged drivers to honk while another read: ‘Kanye is right about the Jews’ 

Anti-Semitic banners reading, ‘Kanye is right about the Jews,’ were hung from a Los Angeles freeway on Saturday following the rapper declaring war against Jewish people earlier this month. 

A group of about five people from the Goyim Defense League, a group that spreads conspiracy theories about Jews, gathered in hats and masks while hovering around a series of anti-Semitic banners on the 405 freeway. 

The group appeared to support West after his now-deleted Tweet from October 9 read: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.’ 

Group members were seen tossing up the Nazi salute as drivers read the signs: ‘Honk if you know… Kayne is right about the Jews… GOYIM TV.TV. REV 3:9, John 8:44.’ 

West has recently been vocal about anti-Semitic content and conspiracy theories on social media and media appearances.  

An anti-Semitic group was seen hovering over a series of banners on a Los Angeles freeway while praising Kanye West’s recent war against Jews. The Saturday sighting went viral on social media 

The group appeared to support West after his now-deleted Tweet from October 9 read: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE’

West sent a disturbing tweet where he suggested he would be ‘going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’

Various celebrities, including Florence Pugh and Zoë Buckman, shared their disgust with the signs on social media.

‘Absolutely appalling,’ Pugh wrote on her Instagram story while sharing the photo of the banners on the freeway. 

In a lengthier post, artist and non-practicing Jew Buckman, posted the horrific photo on Instagram while referencing West’s collaboration with Adidas that is currently ‘under review’ amid his recent controversies. 

‘This is LA October 22nd,’ Buckman wrote. ‘We should stop waiting for a statement or action from @adidas – it’s insulting at this point. We know how PR machines work & how quickly [folks] can put out a response if they feel motivated too.’

Buckman continued: ‘We should stop waiting for the so-called allies to speak up about the wave of antisemitism coming from the right AND left. We should galvanize & engage with our cultural & ethnic pride as Jews in the diaspora. 

‘I know we’ve had to hide time & time again & I understand the self-loathing that generations, centuries, actually, of persecution can instill in us, but other marginalized groups have pride: where’s ours.  

‘If you’re Jewish: I see you. I’m with you. If you’re not, and you want to turn a blind eye, get out my f****** way.’

This comes as many have pointed out that the founders of Adidas had ties to the Nazis in the 1930s, as they supplied footwear to people within Hitler’s party at the time.  

Comedian Amy Schumer also chimed in on Sunday with a photo that read: ‘I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people. 

In the caption, Schumer added a question for discussion: ‘If you don’t know what to post. Let’s start with this. In the comments. Do you know what the Jewish community is afraid this will lead to? 1 in 2 people don’t know the holocaust happened. Stand up.’ 

The post by Schumer was also seen reposted by various others, including Jessica Seinfeld, who added the caption: ‘If you don’t know what to say, you can just say this in your feed.’  

Various celebrities, including Zoë Buckman, shared their disgust with the signs on social media


Various celebrities, including Florence Pugh and Amy Schumer, have spoken out against the recent anti-Semitic behavior that stems from West’s actions

Schumer also chimed in on Sunday with a photo that read: ‘I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people

Sofia Richie, Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Silverman, and Kathy Hilton were among the celebs to speak out against the banners.

West previously said in an interview with Piers Morgan on October 19 that he ‘absolutely’ doesn’t regret his anti-Semitic comments but offered a half-hearted apology. 

‘I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt with the death con [comments],’ West said on the British talk show, ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored.’ 

‘I feel like I caused hurt and confusion. And I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through, and that I used my platform where you say hurt people hurt people. I was hurt.’  

West previously said in an interview with Piers Morgan on October 19 that he ‘absolutely’ doesn’t regret his anti-Semitic comments but offered a half-hearted apology 

Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez who famously defended Johnny Depp in his defamation trial, to handle his business interests

Earlier this month the rapper wrote in a tweet: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’ 

Deafcon – also known as defense readiness condition – is an alert used by the US Armed Forces to indicate how quickly the military can be deployed during deadly emergencies and attacks.

The rapper’s Twitter account was later suspended.  

In the interview with Morgan, West clarified that he wanted to apologize to the Jews who did nothing wrong. West’s comments were specifically geared towards Jewish Hollywood executives for their treatment of Black entertainers. 

While the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian has been known to have unpredictable outbursts on social media – he was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2016 – his rants have become more frequent this year.

Recently, West hired Camille Vasquez, the attorney who defended Johnny Depp, to handle his business interests. 

Vasquez, who gained national attention due to her representation of Depp in his heated defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be among the lawyers at the Brown Rudnick firm now working with West, TMZ reports. 

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