Twitter suspended the account for Ye, the rapper and mogul formerly known as Kanye West, Twitter CEO Elon Musk mentioned early Friday. The move came after the rapper posted on Twitter a picture of a swastika depicted inside a Star of David.
“I tried my finest,” Musk mentioned in a tweet. “Despite that, he once more violated our rule against incitement to violence. The account can be suspended.” The entertainer’s Twitter account acknowledged that it has been “suspended.”
The announcement of the suspension on Twitter got here after a potential deal between Ye and Parler was off. The conservative social media platform confirmed in a press release to NPR that it has ended a previous deal to promote the site to Ye, the rapper and mogul formerly often called Kanye West.
“This resolution was made in the interest of each parties in mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future alternatives for progress and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant group,” in accordance with a spokesperson for the network’s mother or father firm, Parlement Technologies.
Ye has been extensively condemned for repeatedly making antisemitic remarks, together with saying “I like Hitler” and denying the Holocaust in an appearance Thursday on an alt-right present hosted by Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who owes more than a billion dollars in damages to folks of Sandy Hook capturing victims.
Ye sought out Parler after he had been beforehand banned from Twitter, as properly Instagram, for his antisemitic posts. Musk had reinstated Ye’s Twitter account in November before Friday’s suspension.
Ye was also condemned for meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes, who denies the Holocaust, at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort last week.