Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter and accused of “inciting violence” over offensive tweets – just two months after his last ban.
Kanye West has been suspended
The US rapper, who now goes by the name Ye, posted a series of erratic tweets – one of which appeared to show a symbol combining a swastika and a Jewish star.
Twitter owner Elon Musk earlier said it would be suspended after a post on the rapper’s account showed an image that appeared to show a swastika inside a Star of David.
It was then blocked by Twitter for violating its rules. Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk was asked by one user to “fix Kanye”.West had “violated our rule against incitement to violence”,
Also on Thursday, during an interview with US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and with his face covered in a mask, West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and ranted about sin, pornography, and the devil.
The head of the UK’s Holocaust Educational Trust described West’s comments as “repulsive and sickening”.“These comments mixed with his high profile and huge following have dangerous consequences,” chief executive Karen Pollock said. In recent months West has caused controversy with a series of antisemitic and racist remarks – leading to clothing giant Adidas cutting ties with the rapper.
Twitter Inc on Friday suspended Kanye West’s account again, just two months after the rapper’s account was reinstated, as his tweets violated the social media platform’s rules. Kanye West’s suspension comes around a month after the multibillionaire Elon Musk, who has described himself as a “free speech absolutist,” bought Twitter for $44 billion.