Kanye West Is Back On Twitter Despite Elon Musk’s Takeover With A Picture Of Kyrie Irving
On Wednesday, Kanye West made his first appearance on Twitter in nearly a month after having his account disabled due to an antisemitic message.
On October 9, after posting that he was “doing death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” the artist and fashion designer, who has legally changed his name to Ye, was briefly prohibited from accessing his account on the micro-blogging platform.
Kanye Ye wrote for the first time on Wednesday, which was a few days after billionaire Elon Musk finished buying the site. There were rumors that he would lift bans and support free speech, but it’s not clear how long he had been locked out of his account.
Ye didn’t say anything about his return. Instead, he posted a black-and-white photo of NBA player Kyrie Irving, who has also been criticized for posting about a movie that many people think is antisemitic.
In less than three hours, Ye’s photo of a Brooklyn Nets guard cradling a basketball garnered more than 80,000 likes.
Ye, the “Jesus Walks” rapper, previously posted an image of Irving with the message, “There are some true ones still here,” on Instagram on October 30.
Kanye West’s Anti-Semitic Comment On Death Com 3
Irving, who is known for discussing conspiracies off the court, posted a link to the documentary Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America on Twitter on October 27. This drew criticism from a number of people, including Joe Tsai, the owner of the Nets basketball team, as well as a number of Jewish organizations.
The 2014 book of the same name by Ronald Dalton served as the inspiration for the 2018 documentary. The movie describes itself as an investigation of how Islam, Judaism, and Christianity have concealed the biblical identity of black people.
Rolling Stone says that both the book and the movie agree with the ideas of “radical groups” in the Black Hebrew Israelite movement. These groups have been accused of antisemitism, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and even Islamophobia.
Kanye West responded to the criticism by posting a screenshot of what looked like a text conversation with Sean “Diddy” Combs. In the conversation, Combs said he didn’t like West’s stunt, and West said he would “show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or control me.”
The singer continued to express himself on Twitter after West’s since-removed tweet resulted in the restriction of his Instagram account, saying that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
Ye’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were blocked after the antisemitic remarks, but he continued to make similar comments in other interviews, which caused some companies to cut connections with him.
The star’s most important business partnership, with sportswear giant Adidas, which had worked with Ye on his Yeezy shoe collections since 2015, was also announced to end right away.