Seth Rogen jokes he feels ‘slightly owned’ by Kanye West saying he ‘loves Jews again’
After Kanye West recently shared on social media that Jonah Hill’s role in ’21 Jump Street’ made him “like the Jews again”, Seth Rogen joked that he could “slightly” own Ye’s claim that he rolled back his anti-Semitism.
Rogen, promoting his upcoming film “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” in a conversation with CinemaBlend, burst out laughing when told about the rapper’s Instagram post. He then revealed he wrote some of the jokes for the 2012 comedy starring Hill – who was raised in the Jewish community – and Channing Tatum.
“You know what? [Jonah Hill] can have it. Glad to be excluded from that one. But you know what? GOOD! Cured! They should send this movie around the world, let everyone watch it! Rogen joked.
He added, “I wrote jokes for this movie, so I feel a bit proprietary.”
Yes who rented Nazi leader Adolf Hitler nearly four months ago appeared to reflect on his anti-Semitism last Saturday.
“Watching Jonah Hill at 21 Jump street made me love Jews again,” he wrote on Instagram. “No one should get angry at one or two individuals and turn that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”
But then he added, “No Christian can be called an anti-Semite knowing that Jesus is a Jew.”
“Thank you Jonah Hill, I love you,” he concluded.
The Yeezy mogul, who officially changed his name to Ye, has faced public judgment in recent months after doubling down on his offensive comments on the Jewish community.
In October, Ye said on Twitter that he would go “death con 3 on the JEWISH PEOPLE.”
“You played with me and tried to test anyone who opposes your agenda,” he said in the same tweet, which was deleted by Twitter.
The Anti-Defamation League Quickly denounced the commentssaying “there is no excuse for his spreading white supremacist slogans and classic #anti-Semitism on Jewish power, especially with the platform he has”.
Ye’s anti-Semitic spiral also met with a swift response from several companies – including The Gap and Balenciaga – which ended their relationships and lucrative brand deals with the rapper.
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