Man formerly known as Mr. Kardashian also makes remark using antisemitic stereotypes about ‘Jewish on Jewish crime’

Kanye West has condemned the #MeToo movement that has spoken out against sexual assault in the entertainment industry and beyond, describing it as “mob mentality … Nineteen Eighty-Four mind control”, the Guardian reports.

During a wide-ranging almost two-and-a-half-hour interview with podcast Drink Champs, the rapper, producer and fashion mogul alluded to a recent listening party of his album Donda, when he stood on stage with Marilyn Manson, who has been accused of sexual assault and coercion by multiple women. The pair also appeared together at West’s Sunday Service, a prayer meeting, last weekend.

“All the #MeToo – like, when I sit next to Marilyn Manson … for five songs, you know, it’s like they can’t cancel a song,” West said. “They’ll hit you with the accusations or somebody who you was with 10 years ago. And also, there’s women who’ve been through very serious things, pulled in alleys against they will – that’s different than a hug, but it’s classified as the same thing. It’s power and politics. You know, power-hungry maniacs and just, control. This is Nineteen Eighty-Four mind control that we in. And mob mentality.”

In February, Manson was accused by actor Evan Rachel Wood and four other women of a range of sexual offences, and other women have since made further accusations against him. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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