Kanye Locked Out Of Twitter Following Anti-Semitic Tweet
Following Kanye’s anti-semitic tweet over the weekend, the rapper has been locked out of Twitter. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the full tweet read:
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 [sic] On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
The social media platform removed the tweet shortly after West published it for violating its rules and guidelines. Currently, in the tweet’s place, a Twitter message reads: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has also spoken out against West’s tweet. The organization posted a brief statement regarding the rapper’s tweet.
“The behavior exhibited this week by @kanyewest is deeply troubling, dangerous, and antisemitic, period,” the statement read. “There is no excuse for his propagating of white supremacist slogans and classic #antisemitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has.”
They continued: “Power. Disloyalty. Greed. Deicide. Blood. Denial. Anti-Zionism. All of these are antisemitic tropes that we break down in our #AntisemitismUncovered Guide at https://antisemitism.adl.org. Many of these myths have influenced @KanyeWest’s comments recently, and it’s dangerous.”
The rapper’s Instagram account was restricted after he posted an exchange allegedly between him and Diddy. Users called out the rapper for using language that portrayed an anti-Semitic remark. The post has since been deleted.
Before making the anti-Semitic remark, West tweeted on Friday calling out Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, “How you gone kick me off Instagram,” in response to his account being restricted. Elon Musk, who reprised his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter responded to West writing, “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend.”
This is not the first time Ye has been kicked off of social media platforms. Back in March, the Yeezy founder had his Instagram account suspended for 24 hours due to posting various posts targeting his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and comedian Trevor Noah.
Kanye’s recent Twitter and Instagram restriction follows his controversial “White Lives Matter” t-shirts that debuted during his YZY SZN 9 collection for Paris Fashion Week.