Outrage as music star Akon DEFENDS Kanye West for saying he ‘loved’ Nazis and admired Adolf Hitler

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Akon has been accused of ‘spitting within the face of Jewish folks’ after defending Kanye West and saying his anti-Semitic feedback don’t bother him ‘as a result of they do no have an effect on me personally.’ 

The Senegalese-American singer, 49, made the feedback on Sky Information‘ Breakfast present on Friday morning, telling anybody offended by the remarks to ‘not take issues too personally.’ 

It got here after Kanye, aka Ye, 45, heaped reward on Adolf Hitler and stated folks wanted to ‘cease dissing the Nazis’ in a disturbing interview with far-right pundit Alex Jones this week. 

The daddy, who shares 4 kids with Kim Kardashian, additionally denied the Holocaust, telling Jones and white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who additionally appeared on the InfoWars present: ‘The Holocaust isn’t what occurred… he did not kill six million Jews, that is simply factually incorrect.’ 

Senegalese-American rapper Akon, 49, made the feedback on Sky Information’ Breakfast present on Friday morning, telling anybody offended by Kanye’s remarks to ‘not take issues too personally’ 

Kanye West makes bizarre appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' InfoWars (picturd together) where he says 'I see good things about Hitler'

Kanye West makes weird look on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ InfoWars (picturd collectively) the place he says ‘I see good issues about Hitler’ 

Akon was requested by Sky Information presenter Anna Jones to clarify his continued help for Kanye regardless of his surprising statements. 

He stated: ‘I present help for opinion and I feel folks will all the time have a selected opinion and I feel the second we get to the place the place we shut our minds as much as different folks’s opinion, it sort of would not permit us to get to raised know one another…

‘I feel generally we should always open up our minds and let issues play all the best way out and higher perceive the scenario.’ 

He stated he was ‘a backer of the fitting to imagine what you wish to imagine’ and stated he would let Kanye know he disagreed with him if they’d a dialog, however that ‘communication is vital’.

When requested if the feedback made by Kanye troubled him, he stated: ‘Probably not as a result of these feedback do not actually have an effect on me personally… and if it does have an effect on you personally then discover a option to truly reply in a option to the place that dialog will be reciprocated.

Akon's comments in defence of Kanye were branded 'appalling', 'shocking' and 'absolutely vile' by social media users

Akon’s feedback in defence of Kanye have been branded ‘appalling’, ‘surprising’ and ‘completely vile’ by social media customers

Who’s Akon? ‘Smack That’ singer is father-of-six, entrepreneur, philanthropist… and diamond mine proprietor 

Akon, actual title Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, is a Senegalese-American singer and entrepreneur. 

The 49-year-old shot to fame along with his debut single Locked Up in 2004, adopted up by the equally profitable Lonely. 

He additionally loved success with Smack That, that includes Eminem, I wanna Love You, that includes Snoop Dogg and Proper Now (Na Na Na), which all featured on his thrice Grammy nominated album Konvicted. 

Akon was born in Missouri however grew up in Senegal, which he describes as his ‘hometown’, the place he learnt 5 devices together with the drums and djembe. 

He’s a father of six by three completely different ladies, which he says he has nice relationships with. 

After discovering success, he launched the Akon Lighting Africa undertaking in 2014, which gives electrical energy in 15 international locations on the continent. 

He additionally introduced plans in 2018 for Akon Metropolis, a $6bn undertaking with the Senegalese authorities to construct a futuristic vacationer metropolis, full with a cryptocurrency-based financial system utilizing Akoin. He stated final month that it will start taking in residents in 2026. 

Nevertheless away from his philanthropic efforts, he has come underneath scrutiny for proudly owning a diamond mine in South Africa. 

The trade within the nation is notoriously rife with poor and abusive working circumstances, as nicely usually having dire environmental impacts.

When quizzed on whether or not he was profiting off of ‘blood diamonds’, he stated he didn’t imagine they existed. 

He later accepted that they do however insisted he’s the partial-owner of an African mine that’s devoted to avoiding using blood diamonds whereas additionally donating earnings to native communities. 

‘I feel generally when somebody is offended they only lash out in defence, or lash out to make that particular person really feel the identical offence that they felt, and I feel whenever you take damaging and apply a response negatively, you’ll solely get damaging again.

He added: ‘Do not take issues too personally but till you perceive the scenario.’ 

His feedback have been branded ‘appalling’,  ‘surprising’ and ‘completely vile’ by social media customers. 

One tweeted: ‘These feedback do not have an effect on him personally?! … That’s spitting within the face of Jewish folks in every single place. Hate is hate, not a chance for studying.’ 

One other fumed: ‘That is so disgusting, he’s making excuses for Nazis apologists with a smile on his face, how can anyone give folks platforms to talk about it and relay Nazi ideology?!’ 

One fan stated whereas Akon’s ‘objective to take heed to folks’ was ‘admirable’, this was the ‘utterly inappropriate context to take action’, including: ‘What Kanye stated is improper, full cease.’ 

MailOnline has contacted a consultant for Akon for remark.

Kanye’s surprising interview this week noticed him sporting a cloth masks that lined his whole face.

In it he ranted: ‘I see good issues about Hilter… each human being has one thing of worth that they delivered to the desk, particularly Hitler.’

Later, he stated the Germans ‘had a extremely good chief at one level’, and denied that Hitler had ordered the deaths of six million Jews. 

‘He did not kill six million Jews. That is simply factually incorrect,’ West stated in what have been by some measure, his most anti-Semitic remarks to this point.

‘I am not attempting to be surprising. I like Hitler. The Holocaust isn’t what occurred… Hitler has a variety of redeeming qualities,’ he stated. 

Even Jones, who isn’t any stranger to controversy, appeared visibly uncomfortable at occasions all through the three hour broadcast. 

He inspired Kanye to take off his masks and repeatedly requested him what time his flight was, insisting that he doesn’t like Hitler. 

He additionally nonetheless tried to reduce the dwell, escalating backlash, saying critics have been attempting to ‘censor’ the rapper, and celebrated the truth that it was his most-watched broadcast of 2022. 

Throughout the present, the Home Judiciary Committee deleted an previous tweet praising West, saying ‘sufficient is sufficient’. 

West acted out a pretend dialog with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu, talked about his divorce from Kim Kardashian and turning to alcohol and ‘threesomes’ afterwards, and referred to a 2024 presidential marketing campaign as a ‘stroll to the [White] Home.’ 

He additionally made repeated reference to Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel who can be Jewish, claiming he tried to ‘damage his life’ and goading him with anti-Semitic remarks. 

‘In the event that they go and 5150 me and attempt to lobotomize me, or they put me in jail, it simply proves what I am saying and it will spark the excessive colleges, grammar colleges, schools that say sufficient is sufficient. 

‘I’ve the fitting to talk out loud.

‘That’s our first modification and it is a disgrace that it’s important to be thought-about to be on the spectrum to have sufficient braveness to talk out loud. 

‘You guys have crushed me to a pulp however I am not afraid. You possibly can name me loopy, you possibly can take the cash…however Jesus is king and I like everybody. That is love speech.’ 

‘I like Jewish folks, I like supermodels,’ he stated.   

The pair have been joined by white supremacist Nick Fuentes, who had lunch with West and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

Agreeing with Fuentes, West stated he was ‘professional Putin’ and ‘pro-Russia’, and he defended Balenciaga in opposition to claims of exploiting kids, saying: ‘Everybody within the intercourse enterprise is as dangerous because the paedophiles.’ 

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