As we dive deeper into the one digits of our IDIOT OF THE YEAR countdown, we’ve come to a crossroads. General idiocy ought to be an element, however as we’re rating the most important imbeciles in sports activities, Kanye West finishes at No. 7. His injury was a lot worse than folks ranked forward of him to society at giant, however West’s influence within the sports activities world landed him a top-10 spot. Congrats you Hitler–loving, antisemitic fool. You’ve completed sufficient injury that you barely contact the sports activities world, but nonetheless beat Aaron Rodgers, Novak Djokovic, and Daniel Snyder.
For these unaware, West went on an antisemitic tirade on social media that basically ended all of his main model offers. He doubled down on his views and descended additional into insanity, getting his Twitter account briefly suspended. Thanks for letting somebody with such hatred of their coronary heart again on the platform, Elon! West went so removed from actuality, he appeared with Alex Jones on far-right conglomerate Infowars. Not precisely the place to seek out redemption sitting beside Jones, who was ordered to pay practically $1 billion in damages for the lies he spearheaded concerning the Sandy Hook faculty taking pictures.
West’s lies concerning the Jewish folks introduced fringe views into the mainstream, just like the textual content “Kanye was proper concerning the Jews” being proven on a stadium chyron in Jacksonville after Florida performed Georgia of their annual Southeastern Convention showdown. Crowds of neo-Nazis additionally put it on posters and had been seen giving the Nazi salute on the 405 Freeway in October. West’s negligent conduct normalized hatred towards the Jewish folks. Accepting that terrible folks exist isn’t why Kanye’s actions are so despicable. It’s that he clearly doesn’t perceive the hurt he does.
West’s uncredited faculty, Donda Academy, closed momentarily due to the controversy. Donda’s basketball staff needed to shut down, inflicting each of its 5-star prospects to depart this system. Robert Dillingham, a Kentucky commit, now performs for the Additional time Elite. AJ Johnson, a Texas signee, is ending his prep profession at Southern California Academy. West had secured two high-profile purchasers to Donda Sports activities, NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown and Tremendous Bowl champ Aaron Donald, however each cut up with the model after West’s antisemitic predilections got here to gentle.
Antonio Brown, who’s removed from an ethical compass, stayed on as the corporate’s president, which says all it’s essential to know about each males’s ethics. A couple of weeks in a while Saturday Night time Stay, Dave Chappelle incorrectly thought that West did a lot injury he bought Kyrie Irving in hassle. The comedian is certainly mistaken, however you possibly can see the intent behind his thought course of. Irving didn’t promote an antisemitic movie and e-book till after West shared a latest bout of antisemitism.
West’s affiliation with Donald Trump and different questionable actions brought about some to take a look at him in two completely different lights. They might hate what he stands for, however nonetheless love his music. Walt Disney has been rumored to be a racist and antisemite for many years and households nonetheless contemplate one in every of his namesake theme parks one of many happiest locations on Earth. After late October’s outburst and lack of ensuing apology, extra have taken pause earlier than listening to his music. Most radio stations have stopped taking part in his recordings completely. And within the sports activities world, similar to society at giant, West’s status will seemingly by no means get well.