Kanye West Makes Anti-Semitic Comments on Social Media, Gets Restricted on Instagram and Twitter

Just days after causing a stir at Paris Fashion Week when he appeared with Black conservative commentator Candace Owens wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts, rapper Ye, aka Kanye West, has seen two of his social media accounts restricted over anti-semitic comments.

First it was the rapper’s Instagram account, which was restricted after he posted screenshots of an alleged conversation he had with Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he implied that Combs was controlled by Jews.

“Ima use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me,” West wrote in a post that Instagram removed, according to CBS News.

That restriction prompted West to return to Twitter, where he hadn’t posted in two years. There, he posted a photo a 2024 hat and a photo of him with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Instagram’s parent company Meta, and wrote “Look at this Mark How you gone kick me off instagram You used to be my n*****.”

Then, after a “Welcome back to Twitter, my friend,” tweet from Elon Musk, who is trying to buy the social media platform in order to allow “more free speech,” West made the tweet, now removed for violating Twitter rules, that got his account restricted.

“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” he wrote. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”

“Who you think created cancel culture?” he wrote before he was locked out of the account.

The American Jewish Committee denounced West’s comments as “anti-Jewish” and “dangerous” and suggested he should “figure out how to make a point without antisemitism.”

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[Featured image: Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been locked because of posts by the rapper, now known legally as Ye, that were widely deemed antisemitic, according to reports, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)