Kanye West Sparks Controversy With Past Hitler Remarks, Angering Italian War Vets


Kanye West’s potential concert in Italy has drawn the ire of local war veterans due to his previous remarks glorifying Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The rapper is reportedly in talks to hold a concert at the RCF Arena in Reggio Emilia, causing uproar among the Italian war veteran community, according to the Daily Mail.

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Kanye West is facing backlash from Italian war veterans due to his previous remarks praising Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. The potential concert in Italy has sparked controversy and stirred up strong emotions among locals.

The rumored concert has stirred up strong emotions, with word spreading that around 80,000 fans are expected to attend. This has infuriated the Italian war veterans, many of whom fought against the Nazis during World War 2, as they still hold deep resentment towards Kanye for his troubling comments made in the past.

During an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his show “Infowars,” Kanye made shocking statements, expressing admiration for Hitler and the Nazis. He controversially stated, “I see good things about Hitler… Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.” When challenged by Jones, Kanye responded, “They did good things too, we are gonna stop dissing the Nazis.” He even went on to say, “I like Hitler.”

In a subsequent interview with Piers Morgan, Kanye further solidified his antisemitic views, attributing his negative feelings towards Jews in the music industry.

This is not the first time Kanye and his wife, Bianca Censori, have courted controversy in Italy. Since their arrival in the country, they have repeatedly irritated conservative residents with their sexually-charged behavior and revealing outfits.