On the heels of getting his Instagram restricted after sharing antisemitic postsKanye West has now breached Twitter’s rules with an anti-Semitic tweet that has since been removed, sparking calls to “permanently ban” him from the platform.
He has also been banned from using the platform.
Late on Saturday night, Mr West shared a tweet declaring he would go to “death con 3” against Jews and claiming he was not “anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jews.” The tweet was removed by Twitter and replaced with text that said so violated the Twitter rules, links back to the company’s guidelines for using platforms.
Many Twitter users were quick to slam the rapper for being anti-Semitic, while others called on Twitter to ban him from posting.
“Stop excusing Kanye West with ‘mental issues’. He needs a permanent ban for his anti-Semitic tweet and to be completely banished for spreading this hateful rhetoric,” wrote Author Monisha Rajesh.
Congressman Ritchie Torres wrote: “Kanye West: If you see yourself at war with Jews, then by definition you are anti-Semitic. Shame on you and your enablers like Tucker Carlson.”
“The anti-Semitic tweet and death threat from Kanye West should have been enough for Twitter to permanently suspend him. It’s so bad I don’t even want to share a screenshot.” wrote developer Christopher Bouzy.
In a statement to The independent on Sunday, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that Mr. West’s account “has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies.”
The independent has contacted representatives for Mr. West for comment.
Earlier this weekend, West shared a post on Instagram it suggested that Sean “Diddy” Combs was controlled by Jews. The post which was fast condemned by the American Jewish Committee as “dangerous,” was removed by Instagram for “violating our policies and placing a limit on the account.”
A Meta spokesman said The independent on Saturday that they “may place restrictions on accounts that repeatedly break our rules, for example we may temporarily restrict them from writing, commenting or sending DMs.”