And this time, Kanye might be banned for good. After being suspended from Instagram for his latest controversy, he was locked out of Twitter
Kanye West has always been a controversial figure in fashion, music, and entertainment. And now, according to a Buzzfeed news story published on Sunday, October 9, Kanye West was banned from Twitter after tweeting an anti-semitic comment.
The comment read, “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.”
The tweet itself was a response from Kanye after he attacked Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for supposedly kicking him off Instagram. For clarification, Kanye’s Instagram account is active.
His tweet attacking Zuckerberg said: “Look at this Mark. How you gone kick me off Instagram. You used to be my n****” and was accompanied by a picture of them both at a party, where others could also be seen.
Kanye’s actions are usually seen through a lens tinted by cancel culture, but many who have followed the artist for a while seem to grasp his thought process behind most, if not all, of his controversies.
Even his issues with Gabriella from Vogue were contextualized by herself before Kanye escalated the situation by attacking her through Instagram stories. His tirade began when he defended himself from Gabriella’s criticism of him wearing a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt at his Yeezy Season 9 collection in Paris.
He announced through Instagram that the Black Lives Matter movement was over and accused ex-wife Kim Kardashian of kidnapping their daughter Chicago. Khloe Kardashian later took to Instagram to clarify that the kidnapping accusation was fake.
More accurately, a Twitter spokesperson expressed that West’s account had been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies and that the Grammy winner can’t currently tweet, with the tweet in question being deleted.
His tirade against Sean Love Combs, aka Diddy, also motivated the restrictions. He had shared a screenshot of an iMessage exchange accusing Diddy of being controlled by Jews. Diddy told West to stop playing these Internet games, prompting Kanye to state that he’d use him as an example to show the Jewish people that “told him to call him” that no one can threaten nor influence him. West also implied that Jews created cancel culture.
Kanye hadn’t posted on Twitter since November 2020. Elon Musk greeted him with a “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!’ possibly hilarious for some, given how Musk might purchase the app in the next couple of weeks.