SiriusXM host Howard Stern has compared rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, to Hitler and said he uses mental health as an excuse to go on anti-Semitic rants.
According to Breitbart, Stern made the comments on his show Wednesday and said he didn’t want to give West any more publicity than he’s already getting.
“I don’t know much about Kanye West. I’m not very into the rap scene, but — I’m tired of people excusing his behavior by saying, ‘Well, he’s just mentally ill. ‘” Stern said.
Stern, who is Jewish, said he was often bullied growing up. He said his attackers accused the Jews of “killing Jesus”.
“I don’t know Jesus, I don’t know anyone named Jesus,” Stern said. “There is this idea that you get rich or you are in a secret organization and the Jews get rich and control the world. Well shit, you should meet my relatives, there’s no rich in it.
Stern urged people to watch Ye’s recent interview with News Nation’s Chris Cuomo, which got heated at times.
“And f**k this ‘mental illness’ self-defense thing that he’s, you know, like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s just mentally ill.’ Don’t worry about it,” Stern added. “If he is so mentally ill. Why don’t they appoint a curator for his money like they did with poor Britney Spears?