Kanye West: Elon Musk suspended rapper from Twitter for inciting violence

Kanye West was sus­pend­ed from Twit­ter and charged with “incit­ing vio­lence” for offen­sive tweets.

The Amer­i­can rap­per, who now calls him­self Ye, has pub­lished a series of ragged tweets. One of them seemed to show a sym­bol com­bin­ing the Swasti­ka and the Jew­ish star.

One user asked Elon Musk, Twit­ter’s new head, to “fix Kanye.”

Musk tweet­ed that West “broke our code of incite­ment to violence.”

“Account is sus­pend­ed,” Musk said on Twitter.

Also on Thurs­day, cov­er­ing his face with a mask, West praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and gos­siped about sin, pornog­ra­phy and the dev­il dur­ing an inter­view with Amer­i­can con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist Alex Jones.

A direc­tor of the British Holo­caust Edu­ca­tion Trust called West­’s com­ments “repul­sive and unhealthy”.

“These com­ments, cou­pled with their high pro­file and huge fol­low­ing, have dan­ger­ous con­se­quences,” said exec­u­tive direc­tor Karen Pollock.

In recent months, West has sparked a string of anti-Semit­ic and racist com­ments and con­tro­ver­sies that have led cloth­ing giant Adi­das to cut his ties with the rapper.

West was blocked from his Twit­ter and Insta­gram accounts after post­ing anti-Semit­ic mes­sages in Octo­ber. Both plat­forms removed West­’s post, accus­ing rap­per Did­dy of being con­trolled by Jews, and say­ing the star vio­lat­ed their poli­cies on hate speech.

These pub­li­ca­tions were in response to a fash­ion show at Paris Fash­ion Week in which she wore a T‑shirt with the slo­gan “White Lives Matter”.

The Amer­i­can Anti-Defama­tion League called the phrase “hate speech”.

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