Twitter suspends Kanye West for inciting violence, Elon Musk announces
Steph Deschamps / December 2, 2022
Twitter suspended Friday the account of the American rapper K. West for "incitement to violence" after the publication of an image depicting a swastika intertwined with a Star of David, announced the boss of the social network E. Musk.
Simply to clarify that his account has been suspended for incitement to violence," said Musk, in response to the image posted by the rapper, increasingly isolated after his recent anti-Semitic remarks and his open admiration for Hitler.
Kanye West had also shared a photo of a shirtless Elon Musk being doused with water, which was captioned, "Let's always remember this as my last tweet.
The Twitter suspension came after an exchange between the two men that the rapper later made public.
"Sorry but you went too far, this is not love," the Twitter boss wrote in a private message. West responded by challenging Elon Musk: "who made you the judge"?
The publication of the image associating the symbols of the Nazi regime and Judaism adds to the many provocations of the singer that have already caused many brands to cut ties with him.
The 45-year-old rapper, who says he suffers from bipolar disorder and now goes by the name Ye, caused another scandal on Thursday by confessing his love for Hitler and the Nazis during an interview on a show.
After this new tirade, the social network Parler, which he coveted since his disputes with other platforms, announced to have to give up to be bought by the fallen star.
The company at the helm of this social network, very popular with ultra-conservatives for its defense of a freedom of expression almost without limit, said he made this decision in mid-November.