Twitter confirmed that it locked Kanye West, who present goes by “Ye,” retired of his relationship aft helium posted an anti-Semitic tweet connected Saturday (via BuzzFeed News). “The relationship successful question has been locked owed to a usurpation of Twitter’s policies,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough said successful a connection to The Verge.
Twitter has since removed Ye’s tweet, but respective users screenshotted the station earlier Twitter took it down. “I’m a spot sleepy contiguous but erstwhile I aftermath up I’m going decease con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” Ye wrote. “The comic happening is I really can’t beryllium Anti Semitic due to the fact that achromatic radical are really Jew besides You guys person toyed with maine and tried to achromatic shot anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Ye, who hasn’t been progressive connected Twitter successful astir 2 years, was greeted by Elon Musk erstwhile helium returned to the platform. He posted the hateful tweet soon aft Instagram restricted entree to his account, prompting him to call retired Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for “kick[ing] him disconnected Instagram.”
On Friday, Ye posted a screenshot connected Instagram showing a substance connection betwixt him and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing Diddy of being controlled by Jewish people. This garnered a response from the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which slammed Ye for espousing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
It’s unclear however agelong Ye won’t person entree to his Twitter account, arsenic the platform’s rules accidental it could spot a user’s illustration successful “read-only mode” for anyplace from 12 hours to 7 days depending connected the violation. This means that Ye can’t tweet, retweet, oregon similar immoderate posts until the lockout lifts, but different users tin inactive interact with his content.
These 2 hateful outbursts travel not adjacent a week aft Ye was captured wearing a racist “White Lives Matter” shirt, a operation the Anti-Defamation League classifies arsenic a hatred slogan. Ye besides appeared connected Fox News successful an interrogation with Tucker Carlson that the AJC says was “laden with racist and antisemitic undertones.”