Neo-Nazi group hangs banner in support of Kanye

The 'Goyim Defence League' hung banners from a busy freeway in Los Angeles


An antisemitic white supremacist group hung a banner over a Los Angeles freeway on Saturday that read “Kanye is right about the Jews”, following the hip hop artist’s recent antisemitic remarks. 

The group responsible for the banners above the 405 freeway, is the Goyim Defense League, who have been described by the Anti Defamation league as a loose network of virulently antisemitic conspiracy theorists.

The group was photographed raising their arms in Nazi salutes above the banners, which read “Honk if you know” and “Kanye is right about the Jews”, as well as references to several biblical verses, including one regarding “the synagogue of Satan”.

According to the ADL, the group has been responsible for dozens of similar messages across the United States, while also engaging in offensive stunts targeting Jewish people, including holding another banner above an overpass in Texas that read “Vax the Jews”.

The group’s founder, Jon Minadeo, who was present at the banner stunt, was arrested in Poland last month for holding up derogatory messages against the Anti Defamation League outside Auschwitz concentration camp, and posting the pictures to social media.

Kanye West, who recently changed his name to Ye, has fuelled conspiracy theories and gone on numerous antisemitic tirades during media appearances over the last two weeks, attracting support from a wave of far-right hate groups.

Among other comments made recently, Mr West said he was going “Defcon 3” on Jewish people, that he can’t be an antisemite because black people were Jews, and remarked that the “Jewish underground media mafia” would end careers when people went against “the agenda”.

Clothing company Balenciaga has severed their relationship with the troubled music artist due to his comments.

Pressure has been growing on athletic apparel company Adidas to drop West’s clothing line after he said on a podcast, “The thing about it being Adidas is like, I can literally say antisemitic s*** and they cannot drop me.”

Adidas has said their relationship with West was “under review”.

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