Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter after the rapper-entrepreneur tweeted a picture of a Nazi swastika embedded contained in the Star of David.
Musk, the mega-billionaire who purchased Twitter a couple of month in the past, mentioned West’s account was suspended for “incitement to violence.” West’s boot from Twitter, the place he had greater than 32 million followers, got here after he unleashed a string of weird and antisemitic tweets Thursday night, together with the swastika picture with the textual content “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH.”
West’s seemingly last tweetstorm got here after he appeared earlier within the day on Alex Jones’ Infowars present, the place West praised Adolf Hitler and made antisemitic remarks. Shortly after that, Parler introduced that West’s deal to purchase the social community had been terminated. West, who now goes by the title “Ye,” has claimed he misplaced $2 billion in enterprise offers over his hateful feedback, together with shedding his Adidas deal. Ye has claimed he’ll run for president of america in 2024.
For Musk, West’s swastika put up was clearly an excessive amount of. In a Twitter put up captioned “Effectively everybody We had a pleasant run Jesus is King,” West shared what was purportedly a textual content trade with Musk, wherein Musk had mentioned concerning the picture, “Sorry, however you may have gone too far. This isn’t love.” Based on the screenshot, West responded, “Who made you the decide.”
West subsequently posted a photograph of Musk on his luxurious yacht getting sprayed with a hose, writing, “Let’s all the time keep in mind this as my last tweet #ye24.” To that Musk replied, “That’s nice” however responded “This isn’t,” apparently in reply to West’s now-deleted tweet with the swastika picture.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk wrote, “Simply clarifying that [West’s] account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari.”
West had been motivated to purchase Parler, saying the deal in October 2022, after he was quickly suspended from Twitter and Instagram. Within the put up that led to his account’s prior suspension by Twitter, West mentioned “I’m going demise con [sic] 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE” and mentioned he had been “toyed with” by Jewish folks, whom he claimed have “tried to black ball anybody whoever opposes your agenda.”
For now, West’s account on Meta’s Instagram, the place he has 18.5 million followers, seems to stay energetic. His Parler account, which has 55,900 followers, additionally stays reside.