Over the last weeks, the world has watched as celebrities, his family, and even business brands have dissociated from the rapper after he made racist remarks about the Jewish community. And now, the latest celeb to stand against antisemitism and show support for Jewish people is Perry, who shared his views via a statement on Instagram.
Tyler Perry Recalls Late Mother’s Involvement Within Jewish Communities
Tyler shared four throwback photos, including one showing him in a conversation with a white man. However, the images were incomplete without the accompanying caption, which he used to explain his mother’s work within the Jewish community.
According to the “Madea” star, the first slide was one of his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, with a group of “adorable children she worked with at a Jewish community center.”
He recalled how the late activist came “home from work one day devastated because there was a bomb threat, and my mother was horrified that there were people who wanted to blow up a building full of children because they were Jewish.” He added that the incident “brought her back to that pain of having to live through the bombing of a church in Alabama where three little black girls died.”
Before she died, Willie had taught her son “about slavery but she also taught me about the Holocaust. But in teaching me about all our common pains she also taught me about the allies that Jewish people have been for black people.”
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Using the rest of the post to address the long-standing ties between Blacks and the Jews in the fight for civil rights, the producer penned:
“Look at the founding members of the NAACP – it took allies to get us to a better place in this country, and those allies didn’t look like us. It was Jewish allies that were murdered in Mississippi trying to help us get the right to vote.”
Tyler concluded by noting that he could “fill this post with so many examples” of his “own allies that I work with today who have helped me grow a business that has allowed me to hire more black people than most businesses in Hollywood. No one makes it alone.”
The post, which has garnered over 100k likes, comes after The Blast reported that Hailey Bieber had taken a stand against Ye through multiple Instagram Story updates. Per the report, the model began by reposting a message from comedian Amy Schumer with the words, “I support my Jewish friends and the Jewish people.”
The 25-year-old took things further by coming for the rapper’s faith, writing, “You cannot believe in God and be anti-Semitic. You cannot love God and support or condone hate speech. To love God is to love people. All people.” Even though the “Secrets of New York Fashion Week” star avoided mentioning the Donda founder, fans quickly figured out that the message was targeted at him.
The “God First” Rapper Allegedly Loses Billionaire Status
The Blast noted that Ye suffered a massive loss after Adidas severed its ties with him. The company had released a statement to that effect, reading, “After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products, and stop all payments to Ye and his companies. Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect.”
As it turned out, that deal with the multinational corporation accounted for more than a billion dollars of his total net worth. Unfortunately, things did not stop there for the “Hurricane” rapper, who also lost his deals with Balenciaga and Gap.
Those losses translated to the father-of-four being worth around $400 million — a noticeable fall from his previous value of $1.3 billion, which included most of his public assets.
Ye’s finances now come from a few sources, such as his music catalog, cash real estate, and investments. The 45-year-old still has a 5% stake in his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s Skims brand.
You would recall that the drama began shortly after the Yeezy entrepreneur created and rocked controversial “White Lives Matter” shirts, made comments about George Floyd’s death, and tweeted some anti-Semitic thoughts.