Kanye West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts locked on anti-Semitic posts | Kanye West
Kanye West has now locked his Instagram and Twitter accounts after anti-Semitic posts over the weekend.
Twitter locked its account on Sunday after deleting one of West’s tweets saying he was going “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE” because it violated the service’s policies against hate speech.
“I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m gonna die a jerk 3 On JEWS Funny thing is I can’t be anti-semitic because black people are actually Jewish too You played with me and tried to blame anyone who opposes your agenda,” he tweeted in a series of posts on Saturday. The tweet has since been deleted and West’s account locked.
“The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter policies,” a spokesperson for the platform told BuzzFeed News.
Social media company Meta also restricted West’s Instagram account after the rapper posted an anti-Semitic message on Friday in which he appeared to suggest that rapper Diddy was controlled by Jews, an anti-Semitic trope, NBC News reported.
The controversial rapper who legally changed his name to Ye recently drew heavy criticism for donning a “White Lives Matter” t-shirt during Paris Fashion Week. He also dressed models with the shirt containing the phrase which the Anti-Defamation League considers a “hate slogan”.
The league, which monitors violent extremists, notes on its website that white supremacist groups have promoted the phrase.
West told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he thought the shirt was “funny” and “the obvious thing to do.”
“I said, ‘I thought the shirt was a funny shirt; I thought the idea of me wearing it was fun,” he told Carlson. “And I said, ‘Dad, why did you think that was funny?’ He said, “Just a black man stating the obvious.”
During the same interview, West told Carlson that Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, brokered Middle East peace deals “to make money.”
West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago and has spoken publicly about his mental health struggles.