Kraft also issued a statement to encourage people to continue combating hateful speech, FCAS noted on its website. “We must do more to make people aware that antisemitism is a growing threat against Jews on social media and in communities across the country,” Kraft’s statement read. “My hope is this commercial will continue to enhance the national conversation about the need to speak out against hatred of all types, and particularly to stand up to Jewish hate,” Kraft added. This ad from Kraft with the FCAS comes as many other prominent figures and companies have been speaking out against antisemitic speech and condemning Ye for his antisemitic rhetoric, Axios reported. On Oct. 8, 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,” he added. The tweet was removed from Twitter, Insider reported, but many retweeted the screenshot of it.
In light of the alarming spike in anti-semitic rhetoric here, @Patriots owner Robert Kraft and @CombatASemitism will run its first ad to rally Americans to #StandUptoJewishHate during the first quarter of today’s game vs. the @nyjets. Here it is: pic.twitter.com/NAXNg4Z40H— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 30, 2022
Since then, major brands like Balenciaga, Adidas, Vogue, Gap, Foot Locker and even athletes who were with his sports marketing agency, Donda Sports, have cut ties with Ye and denounced his comments, Axios reported. In light of the issue, the FCAS noted on its website that the rise in antisemitic language is a threat to all of society. “It is not just a threat to the Jewish community — accepted hate, in any form, is a vital threat to our society,” FCAS wrote. Meanwhile, Kraft’s ad denouncing language like Ye’s has gained a lot of support across social media. “Thank You Robert Kraft and the Foundation for Combatting Anti-Semitism for this important message and awareness campaign…” one user tweeted in response to the ad.
Surely there’s no Kanye fan dumb enough to defend this.…surely! pic.twitter.com/jnMJhkrlZk — anthony “light 1” fantano (@theneedledrop) October 9, 2022
Even the Anti-Defamation League, an international, civil rights, Jewish organization, praised Kraft for adding his support of the Jewish community in standing up to hateful speech. “We couldn’t agree more. Bravo to Robert Kraft and the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism for being a leader in this crucial fight. Together we will #StandUpToJewishHate,” the ADL tweeted. JewishBoston reported. In July, the director of that program, Matthew Berger, warned that antisemitism has been on the rise and “We should all be concerned,” he said in a speech. He shared how he has seen antisemitism become more pervasive, particularly in the era of cell phones and social media. “And antisemitism has moved to cell phones. This is called ‘keyboard courage.’ It’s easier to say things you would never say in person,” Berger said. “Antisemitism moves fast on social media,” he added. “We need to be on top of it.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Thank You Robert Kraft and the Foundation for Combatting Anti-Semitism for this important message and awareness campaign…— Jon Rudden (@jonrud76) October 30, 2022