Ye claimed on Instagram that he “liked Jewish people again” after viewing the film “21 Jump Street.”
Jonah Hill, a Jewish actor, was praised for the change of heart.
Ye made a number of antisemitic remarks that caused controversy and broad condemnation.
“Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street made me like Jewish people again,” wrote Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, in an Instagram message.
He seemed to recognize the controversy his earlier anti-Semitic remarks had caused, which led to his temporary removal from social media and the loss of numerous business opportunities.
The artist posted a picture of the movie’s poster from 2012 on Instagram and explained that after seeing it, he had changed his mind.
No one should take their rage at one or two persons and turn it into hatred for millions of helpless people, he continued. Since Jesus was a Jew, no Christian can be accused of being antisemitic.
“Thank you Jonah Hill, I love you,” he said as he signed off.
Ye made several antisemitic statements, including that he admired Hitler, that he was “going death con 3” on Jews, and other statements that Jewish organizations claimed used antisemitic cliches.
Jewish organizations and celebrities broadly condemned Ye’s remarks, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, who did not specifically name him but stated in a tweet that she supported the Jewish community.