Kanye West’s Instagram And Twitter Accounts Have Been Restricted Over Anti-Semitic Posts
Kanye West keeps the hits coming. After wearing a classy “White Lives Matter” t-shirt at his fashion show and jumping onto Tucker Carlson’s “Why You Should Be Scared Of People Different From You” television program for a stimulating, intellectual discussion about Tonya Harding, the bearded genius took to Instagram to spew more of his free-thinking ideas. However, his comments were against good taste and Instagram’s content guidelines, so Ye’s been temporarily restricted. Thankfully, he had Twitter to house his inane ramblings, so he took refuge there for a minute, but has since been locked out of that account too. Get ready, MySpace; Kanye’s headed for you next!
Why was Kanye booted from Instagram? He shared screenshots of a quaint text exchange with his cheerleader, Sean “Diddy” Combs, wherein he accused the rapper/producer/attention whore of being controlled by a particular group of people. Yeah, Kanye dives deeper into the gross territory with every passing moment on this earth. In the now banished-to-hell IG post, Diddy appeared to be trying to talk to Kanye about his current spate of worrying behavior. Unfortunately, Ye didn’t take too kindly to this and called Diddy a “fed” as well as warned that he would use Diddy as an example to show the “Jewish people” that no one can influence or threaten him. And with that, Ye was put into a time-out for throwing his anti-Semitic toys out of the pram. via NBC News:
According to a Meta spokesperson, Instagram deleted content from Ye’s Instagram page and placed a restriction on the account after the company said that the rapper violated its rules and guidelines.
Meta did not specify what content was specifically removed from the account and what content violated their rules, but the decision comes after Ye made a now-deleted-post Friday that one group is calling anti-Semitic.
In the post, Ye shared a screenshot of a text exchange he said he had with Sean “Diddy” Combs, with the caption “Jesus is Jew.”
The message from Ye appeared to show Ye claiming that Combs was controlled by Jewish people, a reference to a long-standing anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
How’s that “he’s a free thinker” comment working out for you now, Diddy? As much as we try, the world cannot quiet Kanye. He quickly moved onto another social media platform known as the home for tolerance and well-balanced views: Twitter. Having not touched Twitter since 2020, Kanye tried to make up for lost time by attacking karaoke fan Mark Zuckerberg, showing off a 2024 cap (dear God no!), and attempting to clarify his Instagram post by doubling down with some “facts” straight out of a conspiracy theory thread on Reddit:
funniest part of this post is that kanye thinks the phrase is “death con 3” pic.twitter.com/eJnHlo1gGw
— kim possible facts (@kimpossiblefact) October 9, 2022
Death con 3, indeed. The tweet stayed up for a bit. But once moderators caught wind of it, the tweet was blasted into space, never to be retweeted again. Upon seeing that he was once again being SILENCED, Kanye mused about the origins of cancel culture.
Who you think created cancel culture?
— ye (@kanyewest) October 9, 2022
And after he was able to tweet that, Twitter claims they changed the locks on Kanye’s account. via BuzzFeed News:
A Twitter spokesperson also told BuzzFeed News on Sunday, “The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies.”
All in a day’s work for Kanye. If Taylor Swift is looking to put shame on her enemy’s name, she can put away the diss track. Kanye is doing it pretty well by himself.