Kanye West, Nick Fuentes, and Milo Yiannopoulos storm off live right-wing podcast when questioned on antisemitism
Kanye West appeared on Monday’s episode of the Timcast IRL podcast, alongside his new friends – Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos.
The trio were guests to Tim Pool, the host of the YouTube channel, which boasts 1.4 million subscribers and a largely right-wing audience.
Just so you know who we’re dealing with, days after the Club Q shooting in Colorado, Tim Pool justified the violence on social media and blamed the victims for their murder, because they were holding what he called a “grooming event”.
Here is a clip of Nick Fuentes, from this week, just so you know who we’re dealing with:
⚠️CW bigotry and infuriating stupidity.
Far-right, Christian nationalist Nick Fuentes was former US President Donald Trump’s dinner guest at Mar-a-Lago this week, along with Kanye West pic.twitter.com/Oz5fHKTcdh
West has repeatedly attacked, mocked, and threatened Jewish people in recent weeks, resulting in the loss of major brand partnerships with German sportswear band Adidas and US retailer Gap – who both (eventually) distanced themselves over the rapper’s statements and associations with extremists.
During the podcast appearance, Kanye said:
“I thought I was more Malcolm X, but I found out I’m more MLK. As I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there,” said West during the live recording.
“When I found out they were trying to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm, and I almost shed a tear. Almost. But I still walked in stride through it.”
Pool then told West he agreed that “they have been extremely unfair,” which prompted West to ask what the host meant by “they.”
West added, “We can’t say who they is,” seemingly referencing his earlier antisemitic comments that Jewish people controlled the media.
Pool then clarified, saying, “Corporate press. I don’t use the word as the way, I guess, you guys use.”
“It is them, though, isn’t it?” Fuentes pressed.
“No, it’s not,” Pool replied.
“What do you mean it’s not?” West snapped back, before abruptly standing up and storming out the studio.
Yiannopoulos and Fuentes then chased after him, which tells you everything you need to know.
“He’s gone,” Pool continued as the three left. “I’ll say it right now: You guys want to bring that stuff up, and then think we’re not gonna have a conversation?”
Later, a member of Pool’s team returned to inform the host that the three guests had departed.
Earlier in the podcast, West spoke about his controversial meeting with former president and (another) 2024 hopeful Donald Trump.
West said that the lunch had been planned for October, but after Trump announced his run for presidency, the former-president and his team rescheduled the meeting to November.
Trump, meanwhile, has been heavily criticized, even members of the Republican party, for hosting the lunch, and urged to apologise to the Jewish community. Which, of course, he has not. He did however take the time to call West “a seriously troubled man.”
West explained that it was following his “Death Con” comment, that Alex Jones’ producer introduced him to Yiannopoulos, who in turn suggested West “bring in” Fuentes. Kanye said he was “impressed by Nick” and asked him to join the dinner, stating that “Trump had no idea who Nick Fuentes was.”
Alex Jones – because OBVIOUSLY what this story needed was ANOTHER ‘domestic terrorist’ in the mix – is the right-wing conspiracy theorist who was in court recently over his shameful trolling targeting families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims.
In February, “white supremist” Fuentes praised Hitler during an America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC).
He then introduced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to the crowd, saying, “And now they’re going on about Russia, and ‘Vladimir Putin is Hitler’ — and they say that’s not a good thing… Can we get a round of applause for Russia? Yes!”
Yiannopoulos, meanwhile, is a right-wing troll and “ex-gay”, who worked as an intern for Greene this year.
In 2017, Yiannopoulos was fired from Brietbart after he appeared to condone statutory rape and sexual relationships between underage boys and men.
In 2021, Milo came out… as an “ex-gay”, telling far-right anti-LGBT+ LifeSite News that he was no longer engaging in gay sex and wanted to rehabilitate the practice of conversion therapy.
This just a few days after Tim Pool blamed the victims of the Club Q shooting and justified the violence by saying they were engaged in a “grooming event.” This is unfettered hate. pic.twitter.com/pt2plvIxLy
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