Twitter confirmed that it locked Kanye West, who now goes by “Ye,” out of his account right after he posted an anti-Semitic tweet on Saturday (by means of BuzzFeed News). “The account in query has been locked thanks to a violation of Twitter’s insurance policies,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough explained in a statement to The Verge.
Twitter has because removed Ye’s tweet, but quite a few people screenshotted the publish before Twitter took it down. “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m heading loss of life con 3 On JEWISH Folks,” Ye wrote. “The humorous thing is I really just cannot be Anti Semitic mainly because black people are actually Jew also You fellas have toyed with me and experimented with to black ball everyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
On Friday, Ye posted a screenshot on Instagram showing a textual content concept between him and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing Diddy of getting controlled by Jewish people. This garnered a response from the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which slammed Ye for espousing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
It is unclear how long Ye won’t have access to his Twitter account, as the platform’s policies say it could spot a user’s profile in “read-only mode” for any place from 12 several hours to 7 times depending on the violation. This suggests that Ye simply cannot tweet, retweet, or like any posts till the lockout lifts, but other buyers can nonetheless interact with his content material.