- Community leaders and major universities condemn anti-semantic messages displayed across Florida.
- One message displayed at a stadium read: “Kanye was right about the Jews,” per local news.
- Other messaging was written on banners on an interstate that said, “End Jewish Supremacy in America.”
Community leaders and universities are denouncing messages that have been posted throughout Jacksonville, Florida, that promote Kanye West’s recent antisemitic comments, according to local news.
During a celebration after a University of Georgia vs. University of Florida football game on Saturday, a message that said, “Kanye was right about the Jews,” was displayed on a video board at TIAA Bank Field, WJXT reported.
Additionally, banners that read “Honk if you know it’s the Jews” and “End Jewish Supremacy in America” were displayed on an interstate, per the outlet.
In response to the message displayed at the stadium and overpass, the both colleges released a statement condemning the hate speech, according to ABC News.
“We strongly condemn the antisemitic hate speech projected outside TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville after the Florida-Georgia football game Saturday night and the other antisemitic messages that have appeared in Jacksonville,” the statement said, per the outlet. “The University of Florida and the University of Georgia together denounce these and all acts of antisemitism and other forms of hatred and intolerance. We are proud to be home to strong and thriving Jewish communities at UGA and UF, and we stand together against hate.”
—Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) October 30, 2022
The messaging comes after a wave of anti-Semitic rants from the “Gold Digger” rapper, who now by Ye, swiftly destroyed his music and fashion empire, costing him billions of dollars.
In one diatribe earlier this month, Ye took to Twitter and said he was “going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” which prompted the social media company to lock his account. The rapper has been called out by Jewish groups to stop using antisemitic tropes following his interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
His actions have resulted in major fashion companies like GAP, Balenciaga, and Adidas cutting ties with him completely. CEO of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, Mariam Feist, told WJXT how the antisemitic messages are “frustrating to the entire Jewish community.”
“I am a proud Jew, and I am a proud American. I want to live, and I want our community. I want my family, my neighbors to live somewhere and feel safe and secure,” Fesist added, per the outlet.
“I wish there was an answer for how you could stop all this but this has been going on for centuries.”