Elon Musk Posted Three Words Before His Biggest Twitter Suspension Yet


Even though Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter has seemed to usher in a new phase for the social media platform, after an offensive post on Thursday evening, artist and rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West) was suspended from Twitter, even though he had just recently been reinstated.

On Thursday, West tweeted an image of a swastika combined with the Star of David, Bloomberg reported.

You can see a screenshot of the offending tweet captured below:

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The image was deleted when West’s Twitter was suspended, and Musk addressed the issue with two short tweets on Thursday night.

West had previously posted a shirtless picture of Musk, to which Musk replied, “That is fine.” Since West’s account has been deleted, the post can no longer be seen, but Musk’s response is still there.

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But in response to West’s swastika/Star of David image, Musk simply tweeted the three words, “This is not.”

A few minutes later, early on Friday morning, Musk tweeted that West’s account would be suspended.

“I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk’s tweet read.

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West had previously been suspended from Twitter earlier in October, before Musk took over the company, for tweeting that he was going to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” Yahoo News reported.

The artist later apologized for his comments and after Musk’s takeover, when many previously suspended accounts were reinstated, West’s account was one of the prominent ones restored, Bloomberg reported.

Musk even tweeted on Nov. 24 that he would grant “general amnesty” to all suspended Twitter accounts that had “not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.”

But the amnesty for West did not last long since he has again violated Musk’s seemingly more lenient Twitter rules against inciting violence.

Interestingly, a report from Jalopnik actually links that bizarre swastika-Star of David symbol to Raëlism, a “UFO sex cult” founded by a semi-pro race car driver.

West has not commented on the suspension of his account or the posting of the swastika image.

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