In recent months there has been a lot of drama involving allegations of Anti-Semitism involving celebrities. In some of the cases the person being accused feels the term is being used out of context, such as in the situation involving Kyrie Irving. Now a black Coindesk employee is caught in a similar situation due to tweets about the FTX collapse.
Details on How Coindesk Fired a Black Employee For an Alleged Anti-Semitic Comment about the FX Collapse and Agreeing with Kanye West’s Conspiracy Theory
The term Anti-Semitic refers to being hostile or prejudice towards Jewish people. Can pointing out an observation be considered Anti-Semitic? That question is viral after Coindesk fired a black employee named Isaiah Jackson after he posted a tweet insinuating that most of the people involved in the FTX collapse are Jewish. In the tweet he wrote, “Look up the religious affiliation of everyone involved in the FTX collapse. Kanye was right”.
After the tweet went viral Coindesk fired Jackson then released a statement saying, “In response to a tweet from Isaiah Jackson that made an anti-Semitic, hurtful statement, CoinDesk is immediately terminating his contract for his weekly Community Crypto show on CoinDesk TV”. This follows a trend of black celebrities having their livelihood taken after mentioning or posting about Jewish people in some way.
Isaiah Jackson responded to his firing saying he understood that Coindesk has to keep their “sponsors happy”, and reiterated that he feels pointing out an observation is not “hate”.
What is the Conspiracy Theory Behind the FTX Collapse and Cryptocurrency Regulations?
A viral conspiracy theory focuses around the idea that the FTX situation may be a ploy to further the agenda of the government regulating the crypto market. According to Isaiah Jackson, Gary Gensler wants cryptocurrency regulations to pass. Due to the FTX collapse Sam Bankman-Fried testified in front Congress, and trashed the credibility of Bitcoin. Only two days after the FTX collapse the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act 2022 (DCCPA) was up for vote. Is that a coincidence, or conspiracy happening right before our eyes?
In his own words via a Tweet, Jackson claims that Sam Bankman-Fried was a “patsy used by VC funds to launder money through FTX for political influence and a stadium in Miami”. In the end he believes this whole situation gives Gary Gensler the excuse he needed regulate the entire market.