Not only has Kim Kardashian, 42, recently taken to Twitter on Oct. 24 to break her silence on the recent hate towards the Jewish community by her ex-husband Kanye West‘s comments — but an insider tells us that the anti-Semitic comments struck a deeply personal note, given her close ties to Scott [Disick] and his children with Kourtney Kardashian (Penelope, 10, Reign, 7, and Mason, 12.) A source close to the KarJenners told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that Kim feels her ex’s statements are “vile”. “Kim thought it was incredibly important to show her support for the Jewish people for more reasons than one,” they told us about Kim’s decision to tweet her feelings. “Of course, she and her kids are friends with a large number of Jewish people, and her kids go to a school with a lot of Jewish kids,” the insider told us. “But Scott [Disick] is also Jewish and Kim knows that Kanye knows that. So she doesn’t get why he would speak so horribly about them. Most importantly, however, is the fact that he’s being disrespectful beyond belief to an entire population and spreading hatred.”
Hate speech is never OK or excusable. I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) October 24, 2022
The source went on to add that the SKIMS founder is not shocked anymore by Ye’s comments. “Although nothing that Kanye says at this point surprises Kim anymore, she finds his comments completely vile and disgusting. She would never want her kids to think it’s acceptable behavior to act this way, and she’s disgusted with his remarks,” they concluded.
The source spoke out shortly after Kim took to social media to send a strong message on October 24. “Hate speech is never OK or excusable,” Kim tweeted on Monday. “I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end.” The reality star’s statement came shortly after her ex-husband, Kanye, posted anti-Semitic comments on Twitter. His hateful messages sparked a disgusting show of support from anti-Semitic demonstrators in Los Angeles on Oct. 22.
The Kanye supporters held up signs above the 405 freeway that had messages like, “Kanye was right about the Jews.” It sparked widespread support on social media for the Jewish community, with celebrities weighing in, as well. Kim’s sisters, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, all re-posted supportive statements on their Instagram Stories, which read, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.”
Kim did not acknowledge Kanye’s horrific comments directly, but her message makes it clear that she does not support his viewpoint. Meanwhile, Kanye defended the comments in an interview with Piers Morgan. He revealed that he knew his tweets were racist, but was unapologetic for it.
Ye has been displaying controversial behavior for weeks, beginning with his decision to wear a White Lives Matter shirt at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. He also faced extreme backlash for claiming that George Floyd wasn’t killed by police. Amidst his behavior, Kanye was banned from Twitter and Instagram, while brands like Balenciaga and Vogue have cut ties with him.
Kim has four kids with the rapper, though, and has had to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship with him, regardless of how she feels about his public actions. The two were both seen attending daughter North West’s basketball game on Oct. 8, and Kanye has been photographed out with some of the kids on various occasions over the last few weeks.
Kim and Kanye split in Feb. 2021, and were declared “legally single” nearly a year later. However, their divorce has yet to be finalized as they continue to work on reaching a settlement.