KANYE West has made a lot of extreme claims in an interview – praising fascist dictator Adolf Hitler.
West made claims that Hitler was responsible for creating microphones and highways, but is this true?
1Kanye West claims that Hitler invented the microphone and highways, but history suggests otherwiseDid Adolf Hitler invent the microphone and highways?
There is a lot of debate as to who initially invented the microphone, but one thing is for certain, it wasn’t Adolf Hitler.
Many believe the creator to be David Edward Hughes, who brought out the carbon microphone in 1878.
However, a US supreme court ruling in 1892 gave credit of this to Thomas Edison, despite Emil Berliner attempting to apply for a patent for the invention.
American James West also holds a patent for the development of the microphone.
Born in 1931, West invented the foil electret microphone.
In terms of highways, West’s claims are also false.
The invention of the highway can be traced back to 1907, when the Vanderbilt family built The Long Island Motor parkway in New York.
Germany’s first autobahn was completed in 1932, a year before Hitler became German chancellor.
The initial idea was conceived in the 1920s.
Hitler claimed that he had the idea for it and used it for political purposes.
What did Kayne West say?
West appeared on the controversial Alex Jones programme Infowars, where he said “I like Hitler” and praised the Nazi leader.
He then claimed that the Nazi’s receive negative press due to “The Jewish media.”
In the interview, he mentioned that the Nazi’s had “done a lot of really bad things”, but said that “they did good things too, we are going to stop dissing the Nazis all the time”.
West voiced support for a man who was responsible for the deaths of at least six million Jewish people.
He said: “This guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone I use as a musician, but you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good – and I’m done with that.
“I’m done with the classifications. Every human being has something of value they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
Has Kanye West been cancelled?
West has been suspended from Twitter by owner Elon Musk after posting an image of what appeared to be The Star of David with a swastika in the middle.
This is not the first time West has made anti-Semitic statements either, nor is it the first time he has made inaccurate or offensive statements towards a group of people.
West appeared in a White Lives Matter shirt at Paris Fashion Week, and also questioned the nature of the murder of George Floyd in 2020 in a string of tweets.
German sportswear brand Adidas announced they were cutting ties with West after a string of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, that the rapper had posted on social media.
French fashion house Balenciaga also terminated their partnership with him after the incidents.
London’s Madame Tussauds removed the wax figure of West which the museum had on display since 2015,
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