Elon Musk declared that there could only be one terminally divorced alt right past-or-present billionaire lunatic on Twitter.
But while his open praise of Hitler and display of hate symbols is alarming, Ye made other statements. Some things slipped below the radar.
The disgraced rapper accused Chris Paul, the NBA superstar, of having some sort of affair with Kim Kardashian.
On Thursday, Kanye West rounded out an extremely upsetting and unstable day.
He announced his desire to “break one last window,” likely not an intentional reference to Kristallnacht despite his fondness for Nazis.
“Before we get outa here, I caught this guy with Kim,” Ye claimed. “Goodnight.”
The photo in question shows professional athlete Chris Paul.
Notably, he and Jada Crawley have been married since 2011.
The two have a 13-year-old son, Christopher, and a 10-year-old daughter, Camryn.
Meanwhile, Kim infamously married Kanye back in 2014.
At the time, she likely could not guess the sinister path that his egomania and paranoia would lead him to follow. But like … he was already notorious for bad behavior.
Kim filed to divorce Kanye in February of 2021. And this week, right before Ye’s pro-Hitler InfoWars interview, Kim and Kanye formally settled their divorce.
We all know that this is not Kanye’s first very public meltdown. His worst, certainly, but not his worst.
But it is also not the first time that he has made outlandish cheating accusations about his now ex-wife.
When the two were still married, in 2020, Ye leveled the same claim about Drake and also about Meek Mill. Ye later publicly apologized to Kim.
For a long time, Kanye has been growing increasingly worse. None of this horror is a new development, not really.
There are very few steps between praising disgraced former president Donald Trump and expressing admiration for Nazis.
Ye is, simply put, “saying the quiet part out loud.” That he has gone too far for even most (but not all) Trump supporters speaks volumes to how twisted he has become.
But there are still people who want to defend Kanye.
We don’t just mean fellow antisemites and Nazi admirers (a shorthand label for “Nazi admirer” is simply “Nazi” by the way) like Nick Fuentes.
There are people who believe that Kanye is simply mentally ill, and that all of this is an expression of that untreated condition.
Someone with mental illness might blurt out their worst thoughts without a filter. Kanye may also be more susceptible to conspiracy theories and (clearly) paranoia.
But antisemitism is not a mental illness. It is not a symptom. It’s just bigotry.
Kanye West is not a good person. We would love to see him get the help that he needs. But there is no medication that “cures” hatred. The malice in his heart is his own.