Kanye is back on Twitter following a previous ban for anti-Semitic tweets.
The ban, which was overturned by the social media’s new CEO Elon Musk, unceremoniously came to an end with yet another insensitive tweet from the embattled rapper:.
“Shalom :)” the 45-year-old rapper, also known as ‘Ye’, simply wrote – which is also a greeting used by Jewish people meaning ‘peace’.
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Hours earlier, West also tweeted to his 32 million followers: “Testing Testing Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.”
In response, Musk wrote: “Don’t kill what ye hate. Save what ye love.”
West’s Twitter account was heavily restricted in October after he posted a series of hate-speech tweets aimed at Jewish people.
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” he tweeted, appearing to be referring to the US armed forces defence readiness condition DEFCON 3.
“The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
West faced a slew of celebrity backlash following his anti-Semitic social media tirade, including from model Bella Hadid.
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This exchange, as well as Musk’s decision to reactivate former US President Donald Trump’s account which was banned following the January 6th insurrection, angered Twitter users.
“That seals it, I’m no longer a Twitter user. Been a loyal supporter since 2006 and this is the final straw. Elon has turned this app into a disaster and it’s only getting worse,” one user commented.
Musk has also mocked Mastodon, a rival platform that angry Twitter users are migrating to in the wake of Musk’s ownership of Twitter.
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In response to a number of high-profile defects to the rival app, including the @God account which has over 6.2 million followers, Musk liked and replied to a series of tweets poking fun at the German-owned platform.
Although Trump’s ban was lifted on his once extremely active Twitter account, the controversial politician snubbed the return in favour of his self-owned social platform, Truth Social.
“I don’t see any reason for it,” the former president said in a video conference when asked whether he would return to Twitter by a panel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting.
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