Instagram and Twitter have restricted the use of rapper Kanye West’s accounts after he posted comments denounced as anti-Semitic.
Kanye West is (still) talking about him. Instagram and Twitter announced on Monday October 10 that they had restricted the accounts of the 45-year-old American rapper because of his remarks deemed anti-Semitic.
Violation of the rules
A Twitter spokesperson said on Sunday, October 9 that rapper Kanye West’s account had been locked due to a violation of the social network’s rules, reports in particular The Parisian. Same story on the side of Meta, the parent company of Instagram. Instagram which also allegedly restricted the account of Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, which may involve preventing him from posting, writing comments or sending private messages.
“White Lives Matter”
What prompted these decisions were screenshots of her argument with rapper Diddy posted on Instagram. The latter accused him of having worn during Fashion Week in Paris a t-shirt proclaiming “White Lives Matter” (“The life of white people counts”, in English), a spade at the “Black Lives Matter” movement (“La vie of blacks counts”), at the origin of the anti-racism demonstrations of the summer of 2020 in the United States.
“I will use you as an example to show Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me,” Kanye West wrote.
The rapper then allegedly said on Twitter that he was going to attack Jews in a post that is no longer accessible.
While the post has since been deleted, screenshots persist online.
As a reminder, Kanye West had already been banned from posting on Instagram for 24 hours in March, amid a divorce from reality star Kim Kardashian.
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