Twitter confirmed it has locked Kanye West, who is now going on with “Ye,” from his account after he posted an anti-Semitic tweet on Saturday (through BuzzFeed News). “The account in question has been locked down due to a violation of Twitter policy,” Twitter spokesperson Katie Rosborough said in a statement. The edge.
Twitter has since deleted Ye’s tweet, but several users took screenshots of the message before Twitter deleted it. “I’m a little sleepy tonight, but when I wake up I’m going to die on JEWISH PEOPLE,” Ye wrote. “The funny thing is that I can’t actually be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too. You guys have been playing with me and trying to blackmail anyone who is against your agenda.”
On Friday, Ye posted a screenshot on Instagram with a text message between him and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, accusing Diddy of being controlled by Jewish people. This reaped an answer of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which criticized Ye for promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
It is unclear how long Ye will not be able to access his Twitter account, as the platform regulations say it can put a user’s profile in “read-only mode” for 12 hours to seven days, depending on the violation. This means Ye won’t be able to tweet, retweet, or like posts until the lock is lifted, but other users can still interact with his content.