Kanye West’s Accounts Are Restricted on Twitter and Instagram After Backlash Over Antisemitic Posts

Kanye “Ye” West’s Twitter account was suspended by the social media site for breaking its standards after he sent two comments that have been characterized as antisemitic, following a similar restriction on Instagram.

Since then, Twitter has removed West’s initial tweet for “Violating the Twitter rules.

In the deleted post, he wrote: “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m gonna kill [sic],” claiming that he couldn’t be antisemitic and that the Jewish people had “Toyed with” him. Con 3: Against Jews. The irony is that black people are actually Jews, so I can’t really be anti-Semitic.

You guys have been playing with me and trying to blacklist anyone who doesn’t agree with your agenda.

Twitter users can still access a second post that asks: “Who do you think invented cancel culture?”

A day earlier, Instagram restricted West’s account after the social media site removed content from it due to a policy violation. According to a Meta representative, temporary bans on publishing, commenting, and messaging are common practices for accounts that repeatedly flout the rules of the social networking platform.

Kanye West's Accounts Are Restricted on Twitter and Instagram After Backlash Over Antisemitic Posts

The ban was imposed, but the corporation made no mention of which specific posts of Ye’s were to blame. Jewish advocacy organizations like the American Jewish Committee had blasted West’s sharing of a now-deleted post that included a screenshot of a letter that was reportedly sent to the rapper Diddy as being antisemitic.

After being banned from Instagram, West immediately went back to Twitter (where he had taken a sabbatical), where he criticized Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the ban.

Instagram’s limits have been a problem for West before.

As a result of violating the social media platform’s hate speech, bullying, and harassment regulations in March, West had the content from his account erased and his account suspended for 24 hours.