Tapper’s full tweet read: ‘Farrakhan is a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist. Why is a Fox channel airing his propaganda?’
The tweet came after the Fox Soul network, a streaming channel, said it would be airing Farrakhan’s Message to America later this week.
Nation of Islam is an African American political and religious movement.
Rapper Ice Cube called out Jake Tapper, pictured, after he criticized Louis Farrakhan on Twitter
‘Farrakhan is a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist. Why is a Fox channel airing his propaganda?’ tweeted Tapper
Rapper Ice Cube was quick to respond to Tapper’s outrage telling him to ‘Watch your mouth’
The new Fox ‘Soul’ network was to air Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Message to America’ on a special July 4 program
Ice Cube responded to the tweet telling the CNN host ‘Watch your mouth Jake.’
The rapper was criticized this month for sharing a number of Twitter posts which appeared to be anti-Semitic.
‘It is hard to give Ice Cube the benefit of the doubt given the fact that his anti-Semitic activities have extended beyond the realm of the internet,’ wrote Marlow Stern of the
‘He’s an ardent supporter of Louis Farrakhan, one of the world’s most prominent anti-Semites, and, most troubling of all, the rapper and actor was accused in May 2015 of ordering his entourage to beat up a rabbi.’
Farrakhan has a history of hateful rhetoric. In 2018, he compared Jews to termites and during a conversation with students in Iran he was criticized after he defended the phrase ‘death to America’.
Ice Cube was also criticized this month for sharing a number of Twitter posts which appeared to be anti-Semitic
In the past, Tapper has also called out President Barack Obama and former Rep. Keith Ellison for associating with the Nation of Islam leader.
Later on Monday Fox Soul said it would no longer be broadcasting Farrakhan’s speech and would instead be airing a ‘special program’ featuring ‘a compilation of the most powerful speeches from the greatest black leaders and thinkers about racial relations and civil rights in America.’
The network has not elaborated to state which speeches would be included in the special program, which will air on Saturday.
Fox Soul was launched in January in an effort to reach African American audiences. It offers four hours of streaming programming each day.
Offending image: One particularly contentious image depicted a group of men with exaggerated facial features typical of antisemitic imagery playing Monopoly
Earlier this month Ice Cube was accused of posting antisemitic memes.
The N.W.A. frontman, 50, took to Twitter after fans called him out for disseminating an ‘Anti-Semitic trope’.
‘What the f*** are you doing?’ demanded one user of the outspoken rapper.
‘This is CUBE,’ began the Straight Outta Compton hitmaker. ‘My account has not been hacked.’
‘We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent.’
Ice Cube said his Twitter account wasn’t hacked, following accusations he posted antisemitic memes
‘I speak for no organization. I only speak for the meek people of thee earth. We will not expect crumbles [sic] from your table.’
The statement appeared to be in response to many Twitter users pointing out that some of the many memes reposted by Cube – whose real name is O’Shea Jackson- were discriminatory against the Jewish faith in nature.
One particularly contentious image depicted a group of men with exaggerated facial features typical of antisemitic imagery playing Monopoly, with the board resting on the backs of several black people.
Cube captioned the post, ‘F*** THE NEW NORMAL UNTIL THEY FIX THE OLD NORMAL!’
Conspiracy theory: Another image tweeted out by Cube to his 5.3million followers seemed to suggest that the ‘Black Cube of Saturn’ lies within the Star of David
Twitter user Tara Dublin called out the Three Kings actor, replying: ‘Cube, this is an Anti-Semitic trope. Please take it down as it suggests Jews control everything. And trust me, we don’t. Because if Jews controlled everything, I would be rich af & Donald Trump would be in prison #DoBetter’.
Another image tweeted out by Cube to his 5.3million followers seemed to suggest that the ‘Black Cube of Saturn’ lies within the Star of David.
The Black Cube of Saturn is claimed by conspiracy theorists to be an occult symbol.
In the comments on the post, user Roxanne Gay wrote, ‘It is impossible to take you seriously with regards to social justice or.. anything when you post anti-Semitic imagery. What the f*** are you doing?’
Backlash: Twitter users were quick to call out Cube on his behavior earlier this month