Anti-Semitic Posts: Twitter, Instagram Blocks Kanye West

Anti-Semitic Posts Twitter, Instagram Blocks Kanye West
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American rapper, Kanye West who is now legally known as Ye has once again been embroiled in controversy after he was locked out of Twitter and Instagram over anti-Semitic posts the social networks pointed out violated their policies yesterday.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that in one post on Twitter, Ye had said he would soon go ‘death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’, according to internet archive records, making an apparent reference to the United States defence-readiness condition scale known as DEFCON.

 He had once suggested on social media slavery was a choice. He also called the COVID-19 vaccine ‘the mark of the beast’. Earlier this month, he was criticised for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week.

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‘You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,’ he said in the same tweet posted late Saturday, which was removed by Twitter.

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The comment drew a sharp rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League, which called the tweet ‘deeply troubling, dangerous, and antisemitic, period’.

‘There is no excuse for his propagating of white supremacist slogans and classic antisemitism about Jewish power, especially with the platform he has,’ a statement said.

Representatives for Ye did not return requests for comments when contacted by reporters.

Ye has alienated even ardent fans in recent years, teasing and long tinkering with albums that have not been met with the critical or commercial success of his earlier recordings. Those close to him, like ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her family, have ceased publicly defending him after the couple’s bitter divorce and his unsettling posts about her recent relationship with comedian Pete Davidson.

But the social media lockouts cap a whirlwind week for Ye, even by his standards. On October 3 he wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt while debuting his latest fashion line in Paris, prompting harsh criticism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, White Lives Matter is a neo-Nazi group.

Africa Daily News, New York

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