Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, announced that he suspended American rapper Kanye West’s account on Friday due to charges of incitement to violence. This came after West published a picture of a swastika intertwined with the Star of David.
“To be clear, his account was suspended due to promoting violence,” Musk said in response to a photo the rapper had published. The rapper is facing more and more isolation after making anti-Semitic statements and expressing admiration for Hitler.
I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
The rapper raises more controversy
The American rapper sparked more controversy two weeks ago, first with his differences with ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her family, then with fellow artists, and finally with social media companies. Twitter and Instagram banned the singer after he published hostile and hateful messages.
The incident started when Kanye West went on a rampage against rapper Diddy on Instagram. “All lives matter, but Black Lives Matter don’t play with it. Don’t wear the shirt. Don’t buy the shirt. Don’t play with the shirt. It’s no joke.”
This most recent incident follows criticism West received for wearing a T-shirt that read “White Lives Matter” during Paris Fashion Week.
On the other hand, the Anti-Defamation League denounced the term “hate speech” and instead said it was created by white supremacists in 2015. This was in response to movements such as Black Lives Matter. One famous individual who spoke up about this matter is Diddy; he took to Instagram with a video saying that he will not be moved or persuaded by their logo.
He continued, “All Lives Matter – but Black Lives Matter. Don’t toy with the shirt. It’s not a game.”
In response, the rapper said: “I did not appreciate our conversation .. I sell these shirts. No one can come between me and my money.”
Mask previously intervened and returned it to the platform
When Didi again asked him to stop, West replied, “I will use you as an example to show the Jews who told you to contact me that no one can threaten or influence me”
His Instagram account was taken down because he spread hate through messages, which goes against the policy of the application.
After West was booted from Instagram, he took to Twitter to vent his frustration. He posted a photo of himself with Meta co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and captioned it: “Look at this, Mark. How did you kick me off Instagram?”
Why did American billionaire Elon Musk, who was hoping to purchase Twitter at the time, need to step in and reopen the account again? And what did he say upon doing so?
He also spoke with Kanye West, expressing concerns about the rapper’s posts. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said that Kanye West took him “very seriously.”
Trump is in crisis because of West
Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader in the Senate, expressed disapproval at a dinner held by former President Donald Trump with rapper and white nationalist. He continued on to say that anyone who associating themself with anti-Semites or white supremacists is “unlikely to be elected president of the United States.”
McConnell stated his thoughts on recent events during his weekly press conference, ensuring that the public knew where he stood. “The Republican Party does not condone anti-Semitism or white supremacy,” McConnell said firmly.