According to AFP, Kanye West’s accounts have been banned on Instagram and Twitter because of comments criticized as anti-Semitic.
West’s account was restricted owing to a breach of Twitter’s standards, a representative for the social media network said in a statement to AFP on Sunday.
And a representative for Instagram parent company Meta told AFP that the company had removed items from West’s account for breaking its rules — without naming which postings.
According to the same source, Instagram also blocked his account, perhaps barring him from posting, commenting, or sending private messages.
The rapper referred to the US military preparedness code DEFCON in the tweet, which is no longer viewable on West’s account, saying, “I’m a little drowsy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
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The limitations were put in place due to West, a Black musician now going by Ye, inciting controversy by misappropriating the phrase “Black Lives Matter” by wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at the recent Paris Fashion Week.
After George Floyd was killed in 2020, the slogan “Black Lives Matter” was adopted as a rallying cry for demonstrations against racism and police brutality.
On Friday, the rapper Diddy called out West over the T-shirt and its message in a chat that the 45-year-old West released screen pictures on Instagram.
“I’m going to use you as an example to prove to the Jews who directed you to contact me that they have no power to intimidate or sway me. I warned you that this was war. So I’ll get you some business now “He composed. The site has subsequently removed the postings, but the photographs are still accessible online.
He then declared on Twitter that he would attack Jews in a post that the social media site has since removed for breaking its rules.
West was criticized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) for “fomenting hate of Jews.”
The group said, “Kanye West should find a way to communicate a message without employing antisemitism.”
West is no stranger to controversy; in March, during his contentious divorce from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, he was previously barred from posting on Instagram for 24 hours. In addition, West has been vocal about his battles with bipolar illness.
Adidas, the world’s largest athletic company, said earlier this week that it was reevaluating its relationship with West after becoming frustrated with how the company was promoting its goods.
A collaboration between West and the clothing retailer Gap was terminated last month.