Kanye West is facing consequences for his anti-signalist posts.
As we have previously reported, Instagram removed content from the 45-year-old rapper and restricted the account for violating the rules and guidelines of the social media platform. It’s not clear what Kanye’s post led to the restriction or how long it will be in place. However, the action happens right after Yeezy the fashion designer posted a screenshot of a text message he sent Diddy, in which he alludes to the 52-year-old man being controlled by the Jews – an anti-sign of longstanding tradition. See the announcement below:
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Kanye reacted to this situation by switching to Twitter and call out Mark Zuckerberg for kicking him off ‘gram. However, his return was also not without incident. In response to being called anti-Semtic for her Instagram post, Ye threatened to “kill 3 people at JEWISH People”, tweeting:
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I will die for the JEWISH people. The funny thing is that I can’t really be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too. You guys have toyed with me and tried to blacken anyone who opposes your agenda. “
What is F**k really, Kanye?! This tweet is completely vile. Since then, many people have called out Kanye for his anti-Semitic tweet, including Meghan McCain. She criticized the musician for the harmful message in a lengthy Instagram post, writing alongside a screenshot of the tweet:
“As a reminder – hate crimes are at their highest level in America in decades. Antisemitic language, rhetoric, and speech have become ubiquitous in American media, politics, and popular culture. It’s now normal to hear the usual objectionable comments from members of parliament, media presenters, pop culture figures, etc – it’s a cancer and it are everywhere. It is an existential threat to the lives of Americans and our Jewish friends and families both in our country and outside of it. I have no tolerance for this damn thing. Zero.”
Without forcing his words, the 37-year-old said that Kanye and his actions were completely “trash”:
“Conservatives always claim to hate celebrities but dance and get excited like a teenage girl at a Harry Styles concert whenever they show our attention. It’s pathetic, we’re supposed to be anti-celebs and to ordinary working men and women – but I guess that went through the window years ago. This man has no symbols, he has no wisdom I want to hear. Don’t look the other way from this statement – it’s public hatred of Judaism and Jews and completely stops there there is NO room for this anywhere. “
The Hollywood Reporter note that the disgusting tweet remained on the platform for about an hour before it was removed for violating Twitter’s guidelines. It was replaced with an automated message that read, “This tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”
Regardless of potential Twitter owners Elon Musk welcome him back to the platform, on Sunday the company revealed Forbes that Kanye’s account was locked for “violating Twitter’s policies.” While the spokesperson did not specify which policy the tweet violated, Twitter prohibits violence and harassment of others “on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability or serious illness .”
This is just the latest post in Kanye’s string of troubling and problematic behavior over the past week. The Jesus walking artist burned for wearing “White Lives Matter” t-shirt at his YZY show in Paris Fashion Week in Monday. This led many and high-profile figures to condemn him for using the slogan hating white supremacy at the show – including Vogue Editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson and Gigi Hadid. However, Kanye did not take criticism too well and continued to bully the many people who called him out.
Reacting to the latest one? Do you think Twitter should remove Kanye from the platform permanently after the tweet? Let us know in the comments section.
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