Twitter confirmed that it locked Kanye West, who now goes by “Ye,” out of his account after he posted an anti-Semitic tweet on Saturday (via BuzzFeed News). “The account in query has been locked because of a violation of Twitter’s insurance policies,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough stated in an announcement to The Verge.
Twitter has since eliminated Ye’s tweet, however a number of customers screenshotted the put up earlier than Twitter took it down. “I’m a bit sleepy tonight however after I get up I’m going dying con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” Ye wrote. “The humorous factor is I truly can’t be Anti Semitic as a result of black persons are truly Jew additionally You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anybody whoever opposes your agenda.”
On Friday, Ye posted a screenshot on Instagram displaying a textual content message between him and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing Diddy of being managed by Jewish folks. This garnered a response from the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which slammed Ye for espousing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
It’s unclear how lengthy Ye received’t have entry to his Twitter account, because the platform’s rules say it may place a person’s profile in “read-only mode” for wherever from 12 hours to seven days relying on the violation. Which means Ye can’t tweet, retweet, or like all posts till the lockout lifts, however different customers can nonetheless work together along with his content material.