Elon Musk suspends Kanye West’s Twitter account after rapper posts Swastika image
2 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Popular American rapper Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter for breaking the microblogging site's rules against inciting violence.
Popular American rapper Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter for breaking the microblogging site’s rules against inciting violence.
The rapper’s Twitter account received an “account suspended” message today. Twitter CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to confirm the 22-time Grammy Awardee’s ban from the platform.
In response to a person who requested fixing Kanye’s twitter account, Musk wrote “I gave it my all. Despite this, he broke our rule against encouragement to violence once more. The account will be disabled.”
The action was followed after the “Praise God” rapper turned to Twitter to share a series of inflammatory messages, including some texts between himself and Musk.
In the deleted tweet, the “Runaway” singer shared a picture that seemed to be a Swastika combined with the Star of David.
In a tweet, Elon Musk stated: “Just to clear, his account is being blocked for inciting violence, not for an ugly photo of me getting hosed by Ari. To be honest, those photos motivated me to lose weight!”
Previously, the rapper’s Twitter account was limited in October owing to anti-Semitic remarks. Kanye’s Twitter account was restricted in reaction to a message he sent on October 8. The restriction came after a similar banishment from Instagram.
The 45-year-old rapper’s tweets simply fueled the fire he started by declaring he adored Adolf Hitler on Alex Jones’ “Infowars Show.”
The remarks did not sit well with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who removed a tweet that appeared to promote the rapper in reaction to his anti-Semitic remarks.