Instagram restricted rapper and fashion designer Kanye West’s Instagram account after West was accused of posting anti-semitic content.
The social media company also deleted content from the billionaire’s profile, NBC News reported. A spokesperson for Meta, Instagram’s parent company, confirmed the company’s decision to Variety and said the temporary restriction is standard for accounts that violate guidelines multiple times.
Meta did not specify which post violated its rules, but West was accused of sharing anti-semitic content Friday in a now-deleted post. West’s post reportedly showed a text conversation with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, captioning the post “Jesus is Jew.”
The rapper then took a shot at Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Friday after his Instagram restriction, writing on Twitter, “How you gone [sic] kick me off Instagram[?] You used to be my n****.
The social media restriction came just a day after West joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a wide-ranging interview and discussed how he is constantly targeted by the legacy media, doubling down on his decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt along with Daily Wire host Candace Owens.
“The answer to why I wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on a shirt is because they do. It’s the obvious thing,” West said.
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