Kanye West's Instagram and Twitter Accounts Restricted over Antisemitic Posts

A week after his "White Lives Matter" controversy

BY Allie GregoryPublished Oct 10, 2022

Kanye West's Instagram and Twitter have been restricted after posting antisemitic comments following an exchange with Diddy over those controversial "White Lives Matter" T-shirts.

Meta confirmed to Rolling Stone that restrictions on Ye's Instagram have been put in place for violating its policies, preventing the rapper from posting, sending DMs or commenting on the platform.

Following his Instagram hiatus, Ye returned to Twitter for the first time in nearly two years — with a warm welcome from potential buyer Elon Musk — to slam Mark Zuckerberg and respond to the backlash against his antisemitic comments:

"I'm a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I'm going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE," he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "The funny thing is I actually can't be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda."

The post was removed and West's Twitter account was locked Sunday morning (October 9) due to "violations of Twitter's policies."

West's recent actions have been criticized as "dangerous" by the Anti-Defamation League.

In the midst of all the controversy, West sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday (October 7) to address the backlash against his social media use, saying, "When I have techniques that are revolutionary, if I raise my voice on Instagram, it's a colonic and people can say, 'Oh this what you're doing is toxic.'"

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