In light Kanye West’s controversial comments about individuals of Jewish faith, Instagram has restricted the rapper’s account — and many celebrities are backing the company.
The social media platform deleted several of the 45-year-old “Heartless” musician’s recent Instagram posts, adding a restriction on his page for the foreseeable future. A Meta spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that West had violated the platform’s rules and guidelines on Saturday, October 8.
While Meta — who owns Instagram — didn’t specify which posts were deemed inappropriate, West previously shared screenshots of his exchange with Sean “Diddy” Combs, captioning it “Jesus is Jew.”
“I’m just trying to talk to you as a Black man,” Diddy, 52, allegedly texted the Chicago native, who shared it on Instagram on Friday, October 7. “And I’m talking to you because this is hurting our people. Stop.”
The record producer also asked West to send him an address to arrange a face-to-face meeting and “stop playing these Internet games.”
West replied: “This ain’t a game. Ima will use you as an example to show those Jewish people who told you to call you that they cannot threaten or influence my decisions. I told you this was war.”
The Yeezy designer’s social media feud with Diddy comes on the heels of his recent sartorial controversy in which he and Candace Owens sported “White Lives Matter” shirts during Paris Fashion Week.
“I do certain things from a feeling, I just channel the energy. It just feels right. It’s using a gut instinct, a connection with God and just brilliance,” West said during a Thursday, October 6, appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson TonightHe defended his actions. “People, they’re looking for an explanation and [they] say, ‘Well, as an artist you don’t have to give an explanation,’ but as a leader, you do. So the answer to why I wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on a shirt is because they do. It’s the obvious thing.”
While several of West’s alleged anti-Jewish posts have been taken down from Instagram, West has moved on to share his thoughts via Twitter.
“Look at this Mark [Zuckerberg]. What are you doing? [sic] kick me off Instagram,” the “Stronger” performer tweetedSaturday’s throwback photo shows the Meta founder, 38, singing karaoke. “You used to be my n—a.”
Later, West pondered: “Who you think created cancel culture?”
The “Gold Digger” rapper was later locked out of his Twitter account after again attacking the Jewish population.
“I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” West tweeted on Saturday, promoting Twitter to take action the following day. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Jamie Lee Curtis, John LegendCelebrities have spoken out against the insensitive remarks made on social media platforms about race.
“I burst into tears. I woke up in tears. ‘Defcon 3 on Jewish people’? What are you doing? I mean, It’s bad enough that fascism is on the rise around the world but on Twitter — on a portal — to pour that in as if Jewish people haven’t had it hard enough?” Curtis, 63, said during the Monday, October 10, episode of the Today show.
The Halloween is Over actress concluded: “It’s just abhorrent. It’s abhorrent behavior. I pray he gets help. I pray that his children receive help. It’s terrible.”
Scroll down to find out which celebrities have responded against West’s antisemitic social media attack.