Holocaust Museum LA invited Kanye West to a private tour. Now it’s target of antisemitic attacks.
Here’s a timeline of West’s relationship with the Museum
April 12, 2014: West attends the unveiling of the museum’s permanent exhibit which focuses on the Holocaust.
April 13, 2014: West signs autographs for members of his entourage.
September 25, 2014: West speaks at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner in Washington, D.C. The speech is interrupted by the crowd and he says, “So what you all are wondering, what is up with Kanye?” A video of the speech is then uploaded online by far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
October 25, 2014: West makes a public statement on his own time as a slave in the US and on slavery worldwide, during an interview with “The Breakfast Club.” During the interview, he says, “I was a slave to nobody. I was a slave to myself, and the world at large and society. I was made a slave to society.”
January 6, 2015: West appears on CBS Sunday Morning to promote the release of his new album, “The Life of Pablo.” During the interview, he says that he is looking to free himself from the legacy of slavery. He doesn’t explicitly use the word “Holocaust,” which some have interpreted as referring to the death camps of World War II.
March 5, 2015: In a speech before the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., West says “slavery is dead” and “I have always been about the future. I am about making the world a better place for you, for your children, and hopefully you will see the change that I’m bringing. And I can just be the person to bring it into fruition.” The speech is uploaded to YouTube.
March 12, 2015: West hosts a private screening of the new film, “The Life of Pablo,” in New York