Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend hosts were forced to make an on-air about face after learning about the racist and anti-semitic things Kanye West tweeted.
Fox personalities Will Cain, Pete Hegseth, and Rachel Campos-Duffy were busy defending West after was banned from Instagram for posts deemed “anti-semitic”.
On Saturday West shared a series of texts he’d exchanged with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs following the latter’s criticism of West’s ”White Lives Matter” t-shirt. In one of the texts, West wrote “I’ma use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.” Shortly after that, his Instagram account was restricted and posts were removed.
“We’re in this weird era where people can’t just say what they want to say. This idea you have to just shut down his account is just, it’s totally totalitarian, totally anti-American. It’s just wrong.”
Following his Instagram ban West went back to Twitter and said: “I’m a bit sleepy but when I wake up, I’m going death con 3 on Jewish people. The funny thing is that I actually can’t be anti-semitic because Black people are actually Jews. Also, you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone who opposes your agenda,” leading to his being banned form there as well.
Then, following a commercial break, Cain, Hegseth and Campos-Duffy seemed significatnly less supportive of West, with Hegseth noting “Ye West threatening to go to war with Jewish people on Twitter,” and calling the whole thing “ugly” and “unfortunate.”
“We talked about it earlier without knowing about these tweets and saying of course there’s going to be a target (on West). But in this particular case, he brought the target.”
Campos-Duffy was still not sure she agreed with the social media bans and asked whether West “should he be removed from Instagram and who gets to decide that?”