Even Elon Musk can’t handle it! Less than two weeks after he returned to the platform, Kanye made an anti-semitic remark and tweeted a picture of a swastika inside the star of David. Elon Musk finally took the decision to step in and block Kanye from Twitter.
It probably didn’t come as a surprise for his fans who have been following all these chaotic headlines about the rapper. Although Kanye West has never shied away from stirring up controversy, some have found his recent outbursts against Jews to be too much.
Ye was suspended hours after he professed his love for the Nazis and der Führer in an appearance on the right-wing conspiracy show Infowars, hosted by Alex Jones.
And to make it more interesting for his audience, he wore a black mask completely covering his face, as he ranted about sin, pornography and the devil.
Earlier this year he was banned from both Twitter and Instagram. But after Elon Musk decided to resurrect the “freedom of speech” that the platform was missing.
Musk polled Twitter users on November 23 on the idea of holding a “general amnesty” for accounts that “had not breached the law or participated in flagrant spam.” His followers overwhelmingly agreed. “The people have spoken,” replied Musk.
Ye’s account was unlocked on 21 November, having previously been restricted for tweeting an antisemitic message.
Kanye got back on the platform and started making headlines again. His hatred towards Jews and anti-semitic remarks didn’t go unnoticed.
Musk tweeted: “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
Probably never before has someone in a show outdone Alex Jones’ level of craziness. Alex Jones who is already knee-deep in controversy started defending Kanye in his show saying “You’re not Hitler. You’re not a Nazi. You don’t deserve to be called that and demonized,” he said.
“Well, I see good things about Hitler also,” West replied, with his Mar-a-Lago dinner pal Nick Fuentes smiling in the corner. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
At one point he then went on to say “I like Hitler”.
Jones repeatedly tried to help West by posing the question of whether West was a fan of the Nazis because of their clothing.
“I don’t think Hitler was a good guy,” Jones began. “I get the Hugo Boss uniforms, amazing. But just because you’re in love with the design — you’re a designer — can we just kinda say you like the uniforms, but that’s about it?”
But Kanye didn’t flinch. He made his statement clear and loud….“No, there are a lot of things I love about Hitler. A lot,” West said.
At one point, West said, “I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis,” prompting a laugh from Jones, who then said, “Oh man, well, I have to disagree on that.”
After this controversy, Kanye will probably have to keep wearing the black mask that he was wearing on the show for a long time.