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Elon Musk has suspended Kanye West from Twitter

Updated 1 month ago
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Image: Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency

Kanye West’s account was reinstated on Twitter on November 21, but that only lasted until yesterday.

On Thursday, Elon Musk confirmed that the company had suspended Kanye West’s account. West, who is now legally known as Ye, had posted a tweet that the new Twitter CEO said was an “incitement of violence” and suspended the artist.

By “incitement of violence,” Musk was referring to a tweet that West had posted earlier in the day that contained an image of a swastika symbol inside of a Star of David. After the post went up on the social media platform, West’s account was suspended once again.

West had also posted a photo of Musk being hosed down by Ari Emanuel, something that recently achieved meme status on the internet. Apparently, some thought that West’s account had been suspended for the meme, which Musk corrected.

The Twitter CEO responded to a comment saying, “just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari.”

West was suspended from Twitter just a day after Parlement Technologies, the parent company behind the Parler social media app, announced that it was terminating the sale of the app to West. In a statement, the company said that the decision to terminate the deal was made in mid-November and that it may still continue to find a buyer for the social media platform.

“Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler. This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November,” a company spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. 

“Parler will continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community,” the Parler spokesperson said Thursday.

Joe Wituschek
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