This weekend, something miraculous happened. After a months-long and extremely public antisemitic tirade by Kanye West (also known as Ye), the rapper announced that he “like[s] Jewish people again.” What made Ye realize the error in his ways, you ask? Was it a tour of a Holocaust museum or concentration camp? Was it through educating himself about antisemitism? Was it through a conversation with leading Jewish organizations?
It was actually something far, far weirder. Kanye West has declared he’s no longer antisemitic because of Jewish actor Jonah Hill’s performance in the movie “21 Jump Street.”
Yes, I am being so serious right now.
On Saturday, Kanye posted the “21 Jump Street” movie poster to Instagram with the caption, “Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again. No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people. No Christian can be labeled antisemite knowing Jesus was a Jew. Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.” You can see it for yourself:
Naturally, Twitter had an absolute field day with this ridiculous statement. So, for your viewing pleasure, below are the best tweets about Jonah Hill, “21 Jump Street” and Kanye West liking Jews again:
1. Does this mean Beanie Feldstein is Mordechai?
Jonah Hill is our Queen Esther
— Rachel Shukert (@RachelShukert) March 25, 2023
2. Jonah deleted his Instagram in August 2022 and it was definitely for the best.
everyone waiting for Jonah hill to wake up this morning pic.twitter.com/W5kNPpEwN9
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 25, 2023
3. He wouldn’t have been able to resist that McLovin scene.
broke: killing baby Hitler
bespoke: showing Hitler Superbad and letting Jonah Hill’s performance speak for itself
— rob 🇩🇴 (@lmNOTcatholic) March 25, 2023
4. Jonah, you’re our only hope!
A lot of pressure on Jonah Hill to stay funny.
— Sam Morril (@sammorril) March 25, 2023
5. We can only assume this is 100% accurate.
Kanye after watching Jonah Hill's performance in 21 Jump Street: pic.twitter.com/9cCWOswiWh
— Rick E Langston (@radvstheworld) March 25, 2023
6. Thanks for the recap, Christopher!
T, it’s called 21 Jump Street. The critics are saying this Jonah Hill guy delivers such an incredible performance that it could’ve prevented WWII if it was made back then pic.twitter.com/HVSrRu1C5m
— Sopranos World (@SopranosWorld) March 25, 2023
7. Maybe Kanye shouldn’t watch “You People” though…
Oh ok so that’s twice now that Jonah Hill has solved anti-Semitism. pic.twitter.com/cvjy18yFbD
— Alex Edelman (@AlexEdelman) March 25, 2023
8. Straight in the garbage.
Kanye West tearing down his framed picture of Hitler after watching Jonah Hill in 21 jump street pic.twitter.com/G5HOTK831W
— (Not) YouTube Kids (@RealYouTubeKids) March 25, 2023
9. A missed opportunity, for sure.
You just know Steven Spielberg is kicking himself for making "Schindler's List" instead of "21 Jump Street"
— Rohita Kadambi (@RohitaKadambi) March 25, 2023
10. PSA that Mel Gibson should be canceled!!
Showed him 21 Jump Street, nothing happened. pic.twitter.com/doRvMUJk89
— Büd Kramer (@chudnamedbud) March 25, 2023
Fingers crossed this is the end of the Kanye West antisemitism saga. To steal a line from “Fiddler”: May God bless and keep Ye… far away from us!