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Twitter and Instagram restrict Kanye West over antisemitic posts

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Kanye West has found himself in several controversies in the past, but his latest posts led to him being banned from two major social media platforms.

On Sunday, the rapper shared anti-Jewish posts on Twitter and Instagram, violating the guidelines on both platforms.

Ye’s posts

In his posts, Ye made bizarre allegations against fellow rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, implying that Diddy was controlled by Jews.

Ye also tweeted screenshots of his private texts with the rapper, in which Diddy tried to tell him about the “White Lives Matter” t-shirts that were making waves online.

Kanye West’s posts have gained traction online, with many condemning his content.

The American Jewish Committee called West’s comments “dangerous.”

“The control theme seeks to falsely portray Jews as secret puppet masters ruling over others,” they shared on Twitter.

“[Kanye West] needs to learn that words matter.”


Ye’s posts were later removed from Instagram due to violating the platform’s policies.

His account was also restricted.

The rapper then took to Twitter to call Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who runs Facebook and Instagram.

“Look at this Mark,” he tweeted with a picture of himself singing karaoke with Zuckerberg.

“How you gone [sic] kick me off Instagram. You used to be my n***a.”

More anti-Semitism from Ye followed later on Twitter, with him writing:

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con three [sic] on Jewish people.”

“The funny thing is I actually can’t be antisemitic because black people are actually Jew,” he continued in another post.

“Also you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

The tweet remained on Twitter before being replaced by an automated message stating: “This tweet violated the Twitter rules.”

A Twitter spokesperson later confirmed that the rapper’s account had been restricted for violating community policies.

The White Lives Matter controversy

On October 3, Kanye West wore a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt when he launched his clothing line in Paris.

The shirt has received a lot of criticism.

Diddy posted a video on Instagram and other social media platforms to talk about the controversy.

“Right now, all America has planned for us is poverty, incarceration, and death,” Diddy said in the clip.

“So, before I can get to any other lives matter – which all lives matter, you know what I’m saying – that ‘Black Lives Matter,’ don’t play with it.”

“Don’t wear the shirt, don’t buy the shirt, don’t play with the shirt. It’s not a joke.”

It was this video that led Ye to accuse Diddy of being controlled by Jews.


Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked over bizarre posts about Jewish people

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over anti-Semitic posts

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