Ye, who used to be called Kanye West, has been banned from Twitter after he posted a picture of a swastika inside a Star of David on Thursday night, Elon Musk said.
The image was taken down from Twitter because it broke the site’s rules. The musician’s account said it was “suspended,” and as of early Friday, everything he had done before was hidden.
“I did my best,” Musk wrote in a tweet. “Even so, he broke our rule against encouraging violence again. The account will be closed.”
What’s going on: Ye posted the picture a few hours after making a lot of anti-Jewish comments in an interview with a conspiracy theorist.
His Twitter account was shut down in October because of anti-Semitic tweets, which caused Adidas and other companies to drop Ye. It was turned back on after Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion.
I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
Musk said that Twitter “did not talk to me or tell me” before restoring Ye’s page, but he tweeted to the artist, “Don’t kill what you hate, save what you love.”
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Musk, a supporter of free speech, has said that permanent bans should be rare, and civil rights groups and other advocates have expressed concern about the billionaire’s promise to give suspended Twitter accounts a “general amnesty” as long as they haven’t broken the law or sent “egregious spam.”