CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.- After being suspended from Twitter for more than a month for his antisemitic messages, the rapper kanye west He returned to the social network and posted a short message of peace.
The rapper, who changed his name to “Yeah”tweeted a first message: “Testing, testing, to see if my Twitter is unlocked.”
Hours later, the “Donda” interpreter wrote “Shalom,” a Hebrew word for peace, along with a happy face.
It was in October that the former Twitter administration closed the famous singer’s account after making offensive and anti-Semitic comments. In addition, this incident caused brands like Adidas to end their million-dollar contract.
Ye revealed that after his comments he lost nearly $2 billion in one day. “I lost 2 billion dollars in one day. And I’m still alive. This is love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. Money is not who I am. People are who I am, ”he commented on Instagram before his account was also closed.
Kanye’s former employees revealed to NBCNews that the singer has long used anti-Semitic remarks, including in his workplace. In addition, other people denounced that he had heard him mention conspiracy theories about the Jewish people and even praise Hitler.
“White Lives Matter”
The rapper caused quite a stir on social media since he wore a T-shirt that proclaimed White Lives Matter” (White Lives Matter) during Paris Fashion Week.
The phrase is a reaction of far-right groups and white supremacists in the United States to the movement “Black lives matter” (“Black Lives Matter”), which protests against racism.
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After the scandal he caused with his shirt, West gave an interview to Fox News, the favorite chain of conservatives.
The already controversial interview became even more controversial after Vice published previously unpublished excerpts in which the rapper made statements linked to racist conspiracy theories.
Trump’s Twitter account
Since Elon Musk took over Twitter the controversies have not stopped arising. The tycoon bought the social network for 44 billion dollars.
However, after his arrival, the billionaire fired half of the 7,500-strong workforce but also saw hundreds resign due to his announcements of long and intense hours on the new Twitter.
He also decided, after conducting a survey on his social network, to restore Trump’s account, which was suspended in January 2021.
“People have spoken. Trump will be reinstated, ”the businessman tweeted on his own account after the results of a survey launched among his followers.
More than fifteen million responded and 51.8% voted “yes” to the return of the Republican politician to the platform.
In addition, Musk tweeted that the comedian’s accounts Kathy Griffinthe psychologist Jordan Peterson and the site of conservative parodies Babylon Bee “They have been restored.”
Twitter’s new policy is free speech,” Musk tweeted on Friday. “Negative/hateful” messages will be “maximally demonetized” so “there will be no advertising or other gain for Twitter,” he assured.