Kanye West’s Twitter account was suspended after abusive tweets about Jews
Kanye West is back in the spotlight after Twitter suspended his account due to a hateful message directed towards Jews.
On Saturday night, the rapper, now known as Ye, sent a tweet that was extremely disrespectful to the Jewish community and made a reference to the defense preparedness alert issued by the United States military.
The rapper once stated online, “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,”
According to a note posted in its place on West’s page, Twitter removed the tweet because it was a violation of its terms of service.
A Twitter representative told, “The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies,”
Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, called out West for his antisemitic post early on Sunday morning.
Kanye West, Torres wrote, “Kanye West: if you see yourself at war with Jewish people, then you are, by definition, Antisemitic,”
Hours before West’s tweets, Meta had limited his Instagram account due to a post that was also perceived as antisemitic; that post was also deleted.
A photo of the rapper and fashion designer with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was tweeted with the comment “Look at this Mark How you gone kick me off Instagram.”
At the Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris last week, West debuted a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt. West wore the shirt while appearing alongside Candace Owens, a conservative political analyst.
Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled the phrase as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement that emerged in 2015.