Kanye West’s Twitter account has been suspended after violating the platform’s policy against incitement to violence by posting a design of a swastika in the Star of David.
Twitter boss and tech billionaire Elon Musk confirmed the suspension on Thursday (December 1), tweeting that he had “tried his best” to convince the rapper not to share such posts.
On Thursday night, West shared the image of the Nazi symbol over the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism.
He then shared a picture of Musk half-naked on a yacht. “Let’s always remember this as my last tweet,” West wrote.
“That’s fine,” Musk replied to the picture of himself topless. “It’s not that,” he wrote about the now-deleted swastika tweet.
West then shared screenshots of text messages he appeared to have received from Musk on Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social.
“I’m sorry, but you went too far. That’s not love,” Musk had told him.
“Who made you a judge,” West wrote back, posting a screenshot of his Twitter account showing he was banned from tweeting for 12 hours.
Musk confirmed West’s suspension to a Twitter user who asked him to “fix Kanye,” writing, “I tried my best. Despite this, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
West’s Twitter suspension came the same day he claimed “I like Hitler” when he and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes were interviewed by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Infowars.
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West, who has lost deals with Adidas, GAP and Balenciaga after a series of anti-Semitic comments, repeatedly praised the Nazi leader during his appearance on the show.
Despite Jones’ efforts to say he didn’t think the rapper was a Nazi, West interrupted him to insist he was a fan of the man who oversaw the murder of around 6 million Jews.
West’s comments drew heavy condemnation on social media.
Norm Coleman and Matt Brooks, leaders of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said: “Given his praise for Hitler, it cannot be overemphasized that Kanye West is a vile, repugnant fanatic who has attacked the Jewish community with Nazi-style threats and slander .
“Conservatives who have mistakenly caved in to Kanye West need to make it clear that he is an outcast. Enough is enough.”
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