Twitter and Instagram lock Kanye West’s accounts after a weekend of antisemitic posts

Kanye West’s return to Twitter was short-lived. Less than a day after Elon Musk greeted him back on the platform, the rapper saw his account banned for posting an anti-Semitic message. Late Saturday night, West, now walking past Ye, said he was going “death cheat 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.” In the same message, West defended himself, claiming he wasn’t an anti-Semite because “black people are actually Jews.”

Corresponding BuzzFeed NewsIt took some time for Twitter to remove the hate tweet. However, as of Sunday, it will no longer be possible to see the message on West’s timeline. “The account in question was suspended for violating Twitter’s policies,” a company spokesman told Engadget.

The suspension comes after West’s Instagram account was similarly restricted by Meta. In a now-deleted post, West shared a screenshot of a message he sent to Sean “Diddy” Combs implying that the rapper was being controlled by a group of powerful Jewish people, he reported NBC News.

The American Jewish Committee condemned the post and the comments West made during an interview FoxNews host Tucker Carlson earlier in the week. “The behavior exhibited by Kanye West this week is deeply disturbing, dangerous and anti-Semitic, period,” the organization said said on Twitter. “There is no excuse for his spreading white supremacist slogans and classic anti-Semitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has.”

After his Instagram suspension, West went to twitter beating on Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This post is still on the platform.

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