School owner, Kanye West‘s Twitter account has been suspended.
The rapper, who recently made the headlines for his anti-Semitic rants, had his account locked up by the social media platform barely hours after returning from a long-term hiatus.
West’s Instagram account was also previously restricted after he shared screenshots of a purported discussion with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in which West allegedly claimed Combs was under Jewish influence.
While some fans have kept up their support for the singer despite his online antics, others have criticized him and said that his actions are unacceptable.
Read on to learn more.
Kanye West Was Suspended On Sunday
On Sunday, the “Donda” hitmaker was suspended from Twitter following a controversial vile post targeted at Jews after being away from the platform since 2020.
The rapper wrote, “I’m a bit sleepy tonight, but when I wake up, I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE 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.”
Hours after the rapper’s account was suspended, a spokesperson for the social media platform shared with The Post, that West’s account was locked for violating its policies. While the spokesperson did not indicate which posts by the 45-year-old spurred the decision to restrict his account, the action came not long after the Yeezy founder posted the now-deleted anti-Semitic tweet.
The suspension implies that West can no longer be able to tweet until when the social media platform deems it fit to remove the restriction.
Kanye West Was Previously Suspended On Instagram
Before his suspension on Twitter, West’s Instagram account was similarly restricted by Meta after he shared snaps of an alleged chat with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he claimed Jews were controlling Combs.
Diddy had called out West, admonishing him to “stop playing these internet games.” In response, West said, “This ain’t a game…..Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”
After being suspended on Instagram, West then came on Twitter to rant about his suspension from the platform.
“How you gone kick me off Instagram… You used to be my n*gga” West wrote in the post targeted at CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also said, “Who you think created cancel culture?” to follow up on his previous tweet.
Twitter Users Slammed The Rapper For His Statements
West’s antics on both social media platforms have since ignited conversations around his mental well-being. While some of his supporters have backed him, others have claimed that the rapper’s acts are still unacceptable despite him being known to be bipolar.
One Twitter user wrote, “Kanye’s tweets exemplify why antisemitism is so hard to uproot: it’s a self-affirming conspiracy theory. The antisemite claims that Jews control everything. Then, if they’re penalized for their bigotry, they point to that as proof. Heads they win, tails Jews lose.”
Another user commented, “It seems like we go through these continuous cycles of sympathizing with Kanye every time he makes poor decisions, but this really has stop…like, today.”
Another fan wrote, “I def don’t sympathize with him. He’s shown numerous times who he is and what he values. It’s not the community.”
Kanye West’s ‘White Lives Matter’ Fashion Show
West previously drew the ire of several social media users after he wore a shirt that had the label “White Lives Matter” when he appeared at his clothing line show during the Paris Fashion Week.
The “All of the Lights” crooner shared in an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that he was surprised at the outrage he got.
“They’re looking for an explanation — as an artist, you don’t have to give an explanation, but as a leader, you do,” the 45-year-old rapper told the reporter (per The Post).
“So the answer to why I wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on a shirt is they do. It’s an obvious thing,” West said.
West also shared that his father contacted him after the “White Lives Matter” shirt went viral.
“I thought the shirt was a funny shirt. I thought the idea of wearing it was funny. And I said, ‘Dad, why do you think it’s funny?’ And he said, ‘Just a black man stating the obvious,'” West added.