Kanye West seemed to be on almost everyone’s “naughty list” this year, so seeing him essentially memorialized in the film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery came as a surprise. The sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, directed by Rian Johnson, was released in September. However, when the movie became available on Netflix on December 23, some astute viewers noted an uncanny resemblance between a painting of a prophet and Ye.
The Twitter account @yefanatics uploaded a clip of the scene on Monday (December 26), in which Edward Norton is standing in front of what looks to be a portrait of West dressed in a robe, holding a chalice in one hand and a candle in the other. The caption read simply: “Kanye West appears in the movie Knives Out Glass Onion.”
Comments such as, “Do you think that’s Kanye?” and “Saw that and was confused, prophet YE” started flooding the post. Meanwhile, another viewer wanted to know: “Uhm…On Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is this Kanye West?” It was a sentiment echoed in several other tweets.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery began filming in September 2021, long before Kanye West made a series of anti-Semitic statements and became Public Enemy No. 1. Daniel Craig reprises his role as master detective Benoit Blanc in the new picture, which also stars Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista.
It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and went on to have a one-week limited theatrical run last month. It was the widest theatrical release of any Netflix picture, grossing $15 million against a $40 million budget.