Kanye West returns to Twitter with Hebrew tweet following antisemitic ban

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Kanye West returns to Twitter with Hebrew tweet following antisemitic ban

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Kanye West is officially back on Twitter and marked his return with a Hebrew phrase - just six weeks after being banned from the app for antisemitism.

West, who has legally changed his name to Ye, is one of the many people whose banned Twitter account was reinstated after Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover.

Poking fun at his own controversy, in his first tweet back the rapper tweeted 'Shalom' followed by a smiling emoji - which probably won't go down to well with upset fans.

West was banned from the bird app - and his Instagram account was restricted - after he tweeted that he was going to go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE'.

Kanye West is officially back on Twitter. Credit: Twitter
Kanye West is officially back on Twitter. Credit: Twitter

He added: "You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda."

That isn't Kanye's first controversial statement, either. Over the last few years, he has suggested that slavery was a choice, referred to the covid-19 vaccine as the 'mark of the beast', questioned the cause of death of George Floyd, and launched a White Lives Matter fashion line.

But thanks to billionaire Elon Musk's plans to bring 'free speech' back to the social media platform, West's punishment didn't last too long.

Before going all-in on the joke by posting a Hebrew phrase, West tested the waters by tweeting: "Testing testing. Seeing if my Twitter is unblocked.

Replying to the tweet, Musk wrote, presumably in an attempt to be funny: "Don't kill what ye hate. Save what ye love."

The rapper didn't waste any time in making his return known. Credit: Twitter
The rapper didn't waste any time in making his return known. Credit: Twitter

Though he may be back on Twitter, West is still dealing with the fallout of being dropped by a number of businesses because of his hate speech.

Most notably, Adidas severed its nine-year relationship with the 'Stronger' rapper after he started posting anti-Semitic comments.

In a statement, the company, which was heavily criticised for not acting sooner, said: "Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech.

"After a thorough review, the company has taken the decision to terminate the partnership with Ye immediately, end production of Yeezy branded products and stop all payments to Ye and his companies.

"Adidas will stop the Adidas Yeezy business with immediate effect."

"Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness."

West was dropped by brands following his anti-semitic remarks. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
West was dropped by brands following his anti-semitic remarks. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Meanwhile, alongside Kanye's return to the app, disgraced former US president Donald Trump has also had his account revived after Elon ran a simple poll to help him make the detrimental decision.

"The people have spoken," Musk wrote after the poll had finished and found that 51.8 percent of more than 15 million Twitter users voted for Trump's ban to be lifted.

Thankfully, it would seem that the 2024 presidential candidate has no interest in returning to Twitter any time soon, saying that he doesn't 'see any reason for it'.

Let's hope it stays that way, shall we?

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact Stop Hate UK by visiting their website www.stophateuk.org

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Twitter, Music

Ali Condon
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