In response to a Tweet by a user who requested Elon Musk to fix Kanye, he said: “I did my best. But he still broke our rule against incitement of violence. His account has been suspended.”
The 45-year-old American rapper, Kanye, who changed his name to Ye, has again caused outrage on Twitter after he shared an image of a swastika, just a few hours after West praised Adolf Hitler as well as cracked antisemitic jokes in an interview with Alex Jones. Kanye West has been indefinitely suspended from Twitter after his account violated the platform’s policy regarding the publication of hateful content. Kanye West was only allowed to return to the platform two weeks after he was banned for sharing other antisemitic posts.
The billionaire owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, confirmed that West had been violating Twitter’s policies against inciting violence and harassment and that he had been suspended.
He posted a photo of a swastika wrapped around a Star of David.
In response to a Twitter user inquiring about fixing Kanye, Musk said: “I tried my best, but he violated our rule against incitement to violence. His Twitter account has been locked.”
West took to Truth Social, the social media platform established and organized by former US president Donald Trump, to share a screenshot that showed he had been locked out of his Twitter account for 12 hours.
On Thursday, West generated more ire by lauding Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during an interview with Alex Jones. Jones said to West, “You’re not Hitler or a Nazi. So you don’t deserve to be vilified as one.” The US singer, wearing a black mask, replied to the statement by saying that he sees good things about Hitler as well. “I love all people and won’t allow anyone to tell me who I can or cannot love. Every person has something of value to offer, even Hitler.”
This is the second time West has been suspended from Twitter in two weeks for violating the platform’s policies. Twitter previously blocked his Twitter account after he posted, “going death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE” before making the allegation that before claiming he wasn’t “antisemitic because black people also have Jewish descent,”
In an Instagram post, West accused record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs of being manipulated by people of the Jewish faith. He has also made other outrageous statements recently, for example, implying slavery was “a choice” and describing the COVID-19 vaccine as the “mark of the beast.” West was barred from using Instagram for 30 days after transgression against its policies.
West’s latest Twitter ban also comes after Parler, a right-leaning social media platform, stated that he would no longer be able to buy the company. In a statement, Parlement Technologies announced that both parties had mutually terminated the intent to sell in mid-November.