Instagram has removed content from West’s page and imposed new limits due to a breach of rules and guidelines. Still, the spokesperson did not provide further details. After the rapper uploaded a message that some advocacy groups are labeling anti-Semitic, Instagram decided to limit his account.
This decision was made because on Friday; Ye posted a now-removed status update in which he and Diddy had a text conversation, which Diddy later erased. A text message exchange between West and Diddy is captioned “Jesus is Jew,” implying that West accused Diddy of being under Jewish control. ( Source – NBC News)
Last week, Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter and said, “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend!” after this, West took to Twitter to attack Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta. ‘How you gonna ban me off Instagram,’ West asked. ( Source – Benzinga )
This comes after West made anti-Jewish conspiracy claims about Jared Kushner, an Israeli adviser who happens to be Jewish, during an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s FOX News show just days before.
West told Carlson it was “the obvious thing” for him to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt to his YZY fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. ( Source – Business Insider)
The Anti-Defamation League issued a strong statement condemning the rapper’s latest comments, calling them “dangerous” and providing readers with tools to recognize and resist anti-semitism.
This week, West has also taken to Instagram to criticize Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber, with the latter dubbed “nosejob Hailey Baldloose” Beyoncé stepped in to defend Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson after Kanye harassed her for calling him out on his “White Lives Matter” T-shirt. ( Source – Page Six)
As Karefa-Johnson put it, “there is no apology, there is no art here; the t-shirts this man designed, made, and shared with the world are pure violence.” ( Source – EtOnline)
West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been suspended for an indefinite amount of time. The hip-hop artist had not updated his pages since then.
A social networking site has taken action against West before. West, a Grammy winner, reportedly made a racial insult against “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah in January, prompting Instagram to temporarily ban West’s account.
A representative for Meta said that Instagram might temporarily ban offenders from making new posts, commenting, or sending DMs.
“White Lives Matter” was coined in 2015 as “a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement,” It has since been embraced and pushed by white supremacist groups and their followers, as documented by the Anti-Defamation League.
Notable public and political leaders have taken notice of Ye’s social media activity. West doubled down on the hoax after receiving backlash from the fashion industry and beyond, dubbed the Black Lives Matter movement a “scam.”
West posted a screenshot of Hadid’s most recent comment, in which he branded her “a privileged Karen“. ( Source – Wion)
West and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian have been engaged in an ongoing digital spat, with West recently dragging Kardashian in an online post about the birthday drama surrounding their daughter Chicago.
Ye’s acknowledged issues with bipolar disorder and, by extension, the limitations of what can be explained by mental illness have been brought back into the spotlight due to the scandals.