The Holocaust museum in Los Angeles has invited Kanye West to visit and learn about the dangers of hateful and antisemitic speech.
The 45-year-old rapper in a now restricted tweet declared he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people”.
The statement from the museum read,
“Words matter and words have consequences Ye. We urge you to come visit us at Holocaust Museum LA to understand just how words can incite horrific violence and genocides.
“The Holocaust started with only words that sadly begat stereotypes, racial and religious tropes and blaming others and led to the murder of six million Jews.
“At Holocaust Museum LA it is our mission to commemorate those who were murdered, educate on the Holocaust and all genocides including the genocide perpetrated against the Armenian People (of which your children would be included), and inspire a more dignified and humane world.”
“Your words reach millions and you can choose to incite or you can choose to inspire. We are located at 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 and welcome you any time.”
On Friday, Kanye West tweeted,
“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”
The tweet was eventually removed by the platform for “violating Twitter’s rules”. In addition, his account was suspended for violating the platform’s policies. Ye has also had his Instagram account restricted.
Kanye West has been on a roll on social media recently. The rapper has seemingly been reacting to the criticism he faced after promoting his ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirts during Paris Fashion Week.