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Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has been suspended from Twitter after posting an image of a swastika depicted inside a Star of David on Thursday night, Elon Musk announced.
The musician’s account stated that it’s “suspended” for violating the social media site’s rules and all his previous activity was hidden as of early Friday.
Ye posted the image hours after unleashing a barrage of antisemitic remarks during an interview with a conspiracy theorist.
His Twitter account was restricted in October due to antisemitic tweets that led Adidas and several other companies to drop Ye, but it was reinstated after Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.
Civil rights groups and other advocates have raised concern over the billionaire’s pledge for a “general amnesty” for suspended Twitter accounts “provided that they have not broken the law” or engaged in “egregious spam.”
Musk responded to an image Ye posted just before his suspension of the Twitter owner topless on a yacht with Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, saying “This is fine.” Of the swastika post, Musk tweeted: “This is not.”
“Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari,” Musk added in another tweet. “Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!”
It was not immediately clear how long Ye would be suspended from Twitter, but Musk has said permanent bans should be only rarely issued.