Yesterday, Kanye West, who has faced huge backlash for repeatedly making anti-Semitic comments, shared a public apology in Hebrew to Jewish people for his actions.
“I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for my unplanned outburst caused by my words or actions, it was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” reads his statement, which was shared through the Instagram (and was translated into English).
Ye continues: “I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future. Being forgiven is important to me and I am committed to making amends and promoting unity.”
In response to Kanye West’s apology, the Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit advocacy organization, released a statement: “After causing untold damage by using his vast influence and platform to poison countless minds with vicious antisemitism and hate, an apology in Hebrew may be the first step on a long journey towards making amends to the Jewish community and all those who he has hurt. Ultimately, actions will speak louder than words but this initial act of contrition is welcome.”
It seems, Eminem’s longtime friend and manager Paul Rosenberg could not agree more as he shared the statement on Instagram: “I visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe today in Berlin (yes, that’s what it’s called and it’s not supposed to be pleasant). It’s a deep, powerful monument- if you make it to Berlin, please spend some time and make the visit. You to, @kanyewest. Actions > Words.”
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