Ye’s Twitter account has been suspended.
The news was shared by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who said that Ye, formerly Kanye West, “again” violated Twitter’s rule against incitement to violence.
Ye’s (last) offensive tweet contained an image of a Nazi swastika mixed with the Star of David.
After finding out he would be banned for it, Ye tweeted an unflattering photo of Elon Musk taking a shower on a yacht with the caption “Always remember this as my last tweet”, to which Musk replied ” How are you.” You can see the short exchange, along with Ye’s (now unseen) tweet, in the image below.
Ye’s tweets are no longer visible following the suspension.
musk later clarified that Ye’s account was suspended for inciting violence, not for posting Musk’s image. “I’m just clarifying that his account is suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering photo of me being hosed down by Ari. Frankly, I found those photos helpful motivation to lose weight,” he tweeted.
The tweet may have been deleted
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Twitter’s rule against inciting violence is precisely what suspended former President Donald Trump from Twitter, following his tweets that apparently encouraged the crowd that stormed the US Capitol in January 2021 .
Ye’s suspension follows a wave of reinstatements of previously banned accounts, including that of Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee and Ye himself, who had previously been banned for posting anti-Semitic tweets. Originally Musk said no account reinstatement will take place until a “content moderation council with widely diverse views” is formed, but then went ahead and reinstated Trump’s account following a Twitter poll.