Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has been suspended from Twitter again, social media platform owner Elon Musk confirmed Thursday night, after the musician posted an image that combined the Jewish Star of David with the Swastika Nazi.
Ye was first suspended from the site in early October for posting racist and anti-Semitic content, but was reinstated last month after Musk took control of the social media giant and eased censorship to improve freedom of speech in the “digital city square”.
After the deleted tweet was posted, Musk confirmed Thursday night that the rapper’s account has been suspended.
“I did my best,” Musk tweeted. “Despite this, he again violated our rule against inciting violence. Your account will be suspended.”
Ye’s now-deleted tweet followed her appearance on right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jone’s InfoWars podcast in which he praised Adolf Hitler and defended the Nazis.
“I see good things about Hitler,” Ye said, The Guardian reported. “Every human being has something of value they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
The comments were quickly condemned by Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, who accused the rapper of being “a vicious anti-Semite”.
“His comments today are not only vile and offensive: they endanger Jews,” he said.
The Republican Jewish Coalition described the InfoWars episode as “a horrific cesspool of bigoted, dangerous Jew hatred.”
“Given his praise of Hitler, it cannot be overstated that Kanye West is a vile and repulsive fanatic who has targeted the Jewish community with Nazi-style threats and vilification,” said RJC chief executive Matt Brooks and National Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman. in a joint statement. “Conservatives who have wrongly pandered to Kanye West need to make it clear that he is a pariah.
“Enough is enough.”
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