Kanye West praises Hitler as Twitter suspends his account ‘for inciting violence’



Kanye West has been suspended by Twitter after a series of controversial tweets and comments in a recent interview.


West, who is now called Ye, made an extraordinary appearance on Infowars, the talk show hosted by Alex Jones — who is believed to be a conspiracy theorist– where he repeatedly expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.


“I see good things about Hitler also,” Ye said.


“This guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use every day as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good, and I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications.


 “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”

The media mogul’s comment came after Jones appeared to have offered him a chance to disown his recent anti-Semitic comments on social media.


Jones, who was recently directed to pay $965 million in damages for spreading lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting, had earlier asked Ye: “You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi, you don’t deserve to be called that and demonized.”


During the hours-long interview, the rapper, who wore a black mask over his face, said: “I don’t like the word ‘evil’ next to Nazis.”


“I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis,” Ye added.


Shortly after the interview went viral on Thursday, West shared an image of a swastika merged with a Star of David on Twitter.


Ye’s Twitter account was thereafter suspended in the early hours of Friday.


His account’s suspension was confirmed by Elon Musk, Twitter CEO, after the rapper shared a “distasteful” picture of him. 

”I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” he wrote while replying to a Twitter user.


Musk also clarified that West’s suspension on Twitter was not due to the  “unflattering” photo of him but for “incitement to violence”. 

“Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari,” he wrote.


“Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!” 

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