People are calling on streaming services to remove Kanye West's music after shocking interview
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People are calling for Kanye West to be booted from music streaming services following his horrifying interview with Alex Jones.
After months of problematic claims and rants, Ye has praised none other than Adolf Hitler.
Appearing on Jones' InfoWars programme on Thursday (1 December), West said Nazis did 'good things too' and praised the man who oversaw the deaths of millions of people throughout WWII.
But wait, there's more and it gets way, way worse.
West told Jones: "I love everyone, and Jewish people are not gonna tell me…'You can love us, and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography'.
"But this guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use as a musician—you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications, every human being has something of value that they brought to the table."
He ended with: "Especially Hitler."
Somewhat unsurprisingly, the comments did not go down well on social media.
Music lovers are calling for his tracks to be dumped from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and others.
.@Spotify, @SpotifyUSA, @AppleMusic, @amazonmusic, @Deezer, @youtubemusic, @pandoramusic, it’s time to pull Kanye West’s music. He’s expressed his views, it’s time to express yours. Enough is enough.— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 1, 2022
Kanye West says he loves hitler and putin. @Spotify @AppleMusic I suggest you guys stop giving the voice to him with removing his music from your services. That guy used to be my fav artist but he’s dead to me now.— mary furtas (@maryfurtas) December 1, 2022
I don’t know if @Spotify will take Kanye West off their platform, but if you as a consumer want to make a choice you can block his music.— Gregory Kelley (@gharperkelley) December 1, 2022
There is nothing good about Hitler and I don’t want to listen to music from someone that is willing to say they like him. pic.twitter.com/HDP9aobQmK
One user said: "I don’t know if Spotify will take Kanye West off their platform, but if you as a consumer want to make a choice you can block his music."
A second added: "Kanye West says he loves Hitler and [Vladimir] Putin. Spotify ... I suggest you guys stop giving [a] voice to him by removing his music from your services."
The same user continued: "There is nothing good about Hitler and I don’t want to listen to music from someone that is willing to say they like him."
Ye timed his interview on the same day that Spotify Wrapped dropped.
The marketing campaign shows off what people have listened to each year, and those who had West as their top pic copped a rinsing.
People with Kanye in their Spotify wrapped/ Apple replay pic.twitter.com/GsYNiRIcs1— Kenner 😈 (@kenrese50) December 1, 2022
judging every man that posts his spotify wrapped and has Kanye West as his #1 artist.— s o n a (@swiftlydunphy) November 30, 2022
But this isn't the first time in recent months there have been calls to pull his music from streaming sites.
Back in October, The Anti-Defamation Commission's Dr Dvir Abramovich told news.com.au that it was high time for Spotify Australia to act in order to show that statements like West's are not acceptable.
"There is no reason on Earth to keep hosting this artist and to allow him to thrive while hurting and vilifying vulnerable people," he said.
LADbible has reached out to Spotify for comment.
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