Following the publication of anti-Semitic remarks, Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked. The celebrity’s Instagram account was suspended over the weekend after he claimed that rapper Diddy was under the control of Jews.
The message fed into a long-standing conspiracy belief that is anti-Semitic.
West received a second disbarment after rejoining Twitter after being suspended and threatening to “go death con 3 on Jewish people.”
Both websites took down West’s messages and said he had broken their hate speech rules.
Fashion show controversies
After receiving backlash for donning a “white lives matter” T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week, the incident occurred.
The catchphrase also appeared during his YZY fashion show, which Selah Marley, the granddaughter of Bob Marley and daughter of Lauryn Hill, modeled for.
The statement has been labeled “hate speech” by the Anti-Defamation League and is credited to white nationalists who started using it in 2015 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
West’s stunt received immediate feedback from his peers.
Diddy was one of them and said in an Instagram video that he “did not rock” with the phrase.
“All lives count, but don’t mess with that Black Lives Matter movement. Put the shirt away. Buy the shirt not. Avoid tampering with the shirt. This is not a joke, he insisted.
The rapper was then told by West: “I didn’t like our discussion. ” West then shared what seemed to be a text exchange between himself and Diddy to his Instagram account. These t-shirts are for sale. I won’t let anyone stand between me and my money.
“I’m going to use you as an example to teach the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can intimidate or influence me,” West responded after Diddy implored him to stop once more.
The article appeared to refer to the anti-Semitic idea that a secret Jewish cabal is planning to take over the world’s banking, governments, and media.
After Instagram deactivated his account, West posted a picture of himself and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.
“Mark, look at this. He wrote, “How are you going to ban me from Instagram.
I’m a little sleepy tonight, but when I wake up, I’m going to death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he said in a message. The irony is that black people are Jews, so I can’t be anti-Semitic.
Kanye West continued, “You people have used me and tried to blackball everybody who opposes your agenda.
West’s account has been locked and the tweet has subsequently been deleted.
Several years ago, West, who has since changed his name to Ye, received a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Since then, he has openly discussed his struggles with mental illness.
He has a lengthy history of acting erratically and making contentious statements, but his most recent outbursts raise concerns for his commercial interests.
After the singer’s appearance at Paris Fashion Week and an interview in which he voiced unhappiness with the way some of his most recent Adidas sneakers had turned out, Adidas declared that it was reconsidering its relationship with the star.
The clothing firm issued a statement saying, “We have decided to place the collaboration under review after repeated attempts to quietly resolve the situation.
Throughout this time, “We will continue to co-manage the current product.”
The t-shirt was amusing
Last week, West spoke for a long with Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson about a variety of topics, including his political aspirations, anti-abortion beliefs, and his relationship with the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh.
When Carlson questioned him about the “white lives matter” t-shirt, he said it was “funny” and “obvious” to wear it.
The reason I wrote “White Lives Matter” on a shirt, he explained, is that they do.
Kanye West also remembered talking to his father about the statement at the time.
I reacted by saying, “I thought the shirt was humorous, and I thought the concept of me wearing it was funny. “Dad, why did you think that was funny?” I questioned. Just a Black man speaking the obvious, he said.
Kanye West said that he was not acting in a way that the media supported when Carlson asked why the t-shirt had sparked such criticism.
Because those who stripped us of our identity and assigned us a color have also defined what it is to be Black, according to West.