Although Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has now been banned from Twitter for an indefinite period of time on Friday, December 2, he was initially banned from the social networking site for 12 hours for posting a Nazi Swastika or Hakenkreuz intertwined with a Star of David as a campaign logo.
“We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we’ve temporarily limited some of your account features. While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you’re limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers – no Tweets, Retweets, Fleets, follows or likes,” a message initially read on Ye’s Twitter account. The time period for the restoration of his account functionality showed to be 12 hours.
The fact that Musk initially banned West for half a day after he posted the anti-semitic symbol was heavily trolled by Twitter users.
“On Elon’s Twitter 2.0, praising Hitler and posting the Nazi Hakenkreuz is punishable with… A 12 hour ban. Welcome to $8Chan,” one of them wrote, while another said, “A 12 hour ban. it’s like a cooling off period. Come back in the morning and maybe you’ll have all the swastikas out of your system.”
Another stated, “Looks like the fines have dropped on Twitter only a 12 hour ban for praising Nazis and posting Swastikas i got 3 days in clink for blowing my nose on my hand and posting a pic.”
One more noted, “And I got a 12 hour ban for calling Dr. Phil a dumb redneck. Horse Sh!t.” Another tweeted, “He got a 12 hour suspension for the Nazi symbol. He got a permanent ban for posting an unflattering photo of the landlord.”
One user stated, “Hey @elonmusk, I would think tweeting a swastika would merit more than a 12 hour ban. You should probably permanently ban the dude talking about how he loves Hitler.
vOx PoPuLi, VoX dEi.”
According to reports, a more extended ban was imposed on West after he tweeted a viral image of Musk getting sprayed at the back of his head by Ari Emanuel of the entertainment and media agency Endeavor while the both of them are on a yacht.
Musk has since denied that West was banned from Twitter due to that picture of him. The Tesla founded commented while replying to Ye’s “last tweet” that West’s account has been suspended for “incitement to violence.”
To the photo, Musk replied, “This is fine.” He added: “Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari. Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight.” To West’s tweet of a Nazi Swastika, Musk commented, “This is not.”