Twitter CEO Elon Musk kicked off rapper Kanye “Ye” West from the social media platform Thursday night after West tweeted an apparent logo for his long-shot presidential campaign that showed a Nazi swastika inside a Jewish Star of David.
The decision comes after West repeatedly praised Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during an interview earlier in the day on Infowars with Alex Jones.
West said that he saw “good things about Hitler,” that everyone “has something of value that they bring to the table, especially Hitler,” that the Nazis “did good things,” that people need to “stop dissing the Nazis all the time,” that Hitler “didn’t kill 6 million Jews,” that “the Holocaust is not what happened,” and that he “like[s] Hitler.”
During the interview, West also read off anti-Semitic “jokes” from his phone about Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire’s founding editor-in-chief, editor emeritus, and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show.”
The 45-year-old continued his rant online, tweeting an image of a Nazi swastika inside a Jewish Star of David and wrote “YE24” as a caption.
This man does not belong on any social media platform.
(Not naive enough to think anyone is going to do anything about it) pic.twitter.com/5YXmLrDn9v
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) December 2, 2022
West also posted a tweet acknowledging that he was about to be banned, writing, “Well everyone, we had a nice run.”
The tweet included screenshots of a text message conversation that he was having with Musk where Musk told West regarding the tweet that contained the Nazi swastika inside a Jewish Star of David: “Sorry, but you have gone too far. This is not love.”
West responded to Musk, “Who made you the judge[?]”
West’s last tweet was of someone squirting an overweight Elon Musk with a hose: “Let’s always remember this as my final tweet #ye24.”
Musk responded to the tweet, “That is fine.”
“Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari,” Musk said. “Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!”
Musk said that despite trying his best to help West, “he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended.”
LOL, if you’re gonna go out, go out swinging. 😂 pic.twitter.com/L4GhB9fQyI
— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) December 2, 2022
Musk then issued a 1-word statement after his decision to suspend West, “FAFO,” which means “F*** around and find out.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
West was suspended back in October when he tweeted that he wanted to go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
West also defended Balenciaga, which has been embroiled in a child photo shoot scandal, saying, “I stand by Balenciaga and denounce all witch hunts and I cancel cancel culture.”
“Ending trafficking doesn’t start or end with a fashion campaign for Christ Sake,” West added.
West’s comments Thursday about Hitler and the Nazis follow a series of anti-Semitic remarks that he has made in recent weeks, upending many of his business pursuits.
A small sample of some of the anti-Semitic remarks that West has made include him saying that his children could learn “financial engineering” in a Jewish school; blaming “Jewish Zionists” for his problems, blaming the end of his marriage to Kim Kardashian on the “Zionist media handlers surrounding her,” blaming his mental health diagnosis on a Jewish doctor, and showing a list of the Jews that he believes control the media.