Howard Stern compares Kanye West to Adolf Hitler following rapper’s stream of anti-Semitic remarks


Howard Stern said Kanye West now comes off like Adolf Hitler after the rapper made anti-Semitic remarks over a number of platforms over the past month.

‘I almost don’t want to give any energy to this Kanye West character,’ the radio veteran, 68, said Wednesday on The Howard Stern Show. ‘I don’t know much about Kanye West. I’m not big into the rap scene, but he is … I’m really tired of people excusing his behavior by saying, “Well, he’s just mentally ill.”‘

Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers chimed in, ‘So was Hitler and someone elected him to run a country.’

Stern described the series of events as 'so depressing,' saying, 'Kanye used to be fun crazy - now he's like Hitler'

The latest: Howard Stern, 68, said Kanye West, 45, now comes off like Adolf Hitler after the rapper made anti-Semitic remarks over a number of platforms over the past month

Stern noted how ‘a lot of media organizations’ were giving West ‘attention’ over it ‘and rightly so’ in ‘exposing him.’

Stern, who is Jewish, went on to note how he has experienced anti-Semitic behavior earlier in his life in ‘fights’ and ‘groups of people with chains hitting’ him.

He continued, ‘Boy, what this guy’s into, it’s the same old stuff with the Jews, you know … but anyway, Kanye was on the Chris Cuomo show, and good lord, you gotta hear the s*** this guy’s into, and f*** this mental illness, self-defense thing that he’s into, you know, like, “Oh yeah, he’s just mentally ill, don’t worry about it.”‘

Quivers said, ‘If he was so mentally ill, they wouldn’t have on TV – he’s not so mentally ill, you don’t let him say this stuff.’

Stern said of West, I'm really tired of people excusing his behavior by saying, "Well, he's just mentally ill"'

Stern said of West, I’m really tired of people excusing his behavior by saying, “Well, he’s just mentally ill”‘

Stern said, 'If he's so mentally ill, why don't they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?'

Stern said, ‘If he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?’

Stern noted how 'a lot of media organizations' were giving West 'attention' over it 'and rightly so' in 'exposing him'

Stern noted how ‘a lot of media organizations’ were giving West ‘attention’ over it ‘and rightly so’ in ‘exposing him’

Stern responded, ‘If he’s so mentally ill, why don’t they appoint a conservator over his money like they did with the poor Britney Spears?’

Stern played a clip from the Cuomo chat in which West, 45, said he faced professional consequences from the ‘Jewish underground media mafia’ via the canceling a series of shows he had set for SoFi Stadium; propagating the notion that he is ‘crazy;’ and never referring to him as a ‘billionaire,’ ‘inventor,’ ‘tycoon’ or ‘visionary.’

Stern retorted, saying, ‘Guess what, douchebag? When they write about me, they call me the shock jock – you don’t have control over – you’re a rapper, that is what you are, that’s how you became famous.’

He added: ‘If a newspaper article doesn’t point out the fact that you’re some sort of designer or genius, maybe that’s not because he’s Jewish, but maybe because he just doesn’t put that much thought into who the f*** you are and what your business is.’

Stern described the series of events as ‘so depressing,’ saying, ‘Kanye used to be fun crazy – now he’s like Hitler.’

Stern played a clip from a Chris Cuomo interview in which West, 45, said he faced professional consequences from the 'Jewish underground media mafia' via the canceling a series of shows he had set for SoFi Stadium; propagating the notion that he is 'crazy;' and never referring to him as a 'billionaire,' 'inventor,' 'tycoon' or 'visionary'

Stern played a clip from a Chris Cuomo interview in which West, 45, said he faced professional consequences from the ‘Jewish underground media mafia’ via the canceling a series of shows he had set for SoFi Stadium; propagating the notion that he is ‘crazy;’ and never referring to him as a ‘billionaire,’ ‘inventor,’ ‘tycoon’ or ‘visionary’

West was asked by Piers Morgan Wednesday if he regretted an anti-Semitic tweet and he said, 'No - absolutely not, absolutely not ... I fought fire with fire - I¿m not here to get hosed down - that¿s a different type of freedom fighter'

West was asked by Piers Morgan Wednesday if he regretted an anti-Semitic tweet and he said, ‘No – absolutely not, absolutely not … I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to get hosed down – that’s a different type of freedom fighter’

West’s turbulent month of race-related controversies kicked off October 3 when he and and conservative commentator Candace Owens donned tops that read White Lives Matter during a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line.

West faced restrictions on his social media sites after he tweeted October 8: ‘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.’

The tweet garnered controversy and condemnation from celebs such as John Legend, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sarah Silverman and Josh Gad, who took to social media to call out West for his offensive remarks.

West was asked by Piers Morgan Wednesday if he regretted the tweet and he said, ‘No – absolutely not, absolutely not … I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to get hosed down – that’s a different type of freedom fighter.’

He later clarified: ‘I will say I’m sorry for the people that I hurt,’ he said. ‘I feel like I cause hurt and confusion, and I’m sorry for the families of the people that had nothing to do with the trauma that I had been through and that I use my platform where you say, “Hurt people hurt people,” and I was hurt.’

West made the offensive remarks on October 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram

West made the offensive remarks on October 8 after he faced restrictions on Instagram 

West's latest racism controversy came less than a week after a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line that saw him and conservative commentator Candace Owens don tops that read White Lives Matter on the back

West’s latest racism controversy came less than a week after a Paris Fashion Week showcase for his Yeezy line that saw him and conservative commentator Candace Owens don tops that read White Lives Matter on the back