Kanye West has been suspended from social media network Instagram for 24 hours after the rapper infringed the platform’s policy regarding harassment. A spokesperson for its parent firm Meta Platforms Inc confirmed.
The platform deleted content sent from the 44-year-old rapper’s account that was in violation of its policies on “hate speech and bullying and harassment,” the spokesperson, Joe Osborne, told Reuters in an emailed statement.
West, who legally goes by ‘Ye’, will be restricted from posting, commenting, or sending direct messages from the account for 24 hours, Osborne said. He further added that action could be taken if he continued to violate policies on regaining control of the account.
Representatives for West did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
A report in entertainment industry publication Variety said West directed racial slurs at Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show in an Instagram post after Noah discussed a row between West, West’s former wife Kim Kardashian, and her boyfriend, Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson.
“You may not feel sorry for Kim because she is rich and famous,” Noah said in the segment. “But what she is going through is terrifying to watch and shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave.”
Violating the policy
The post has since been deleted, the report said. Meta declined to provide details of the posts that violated its policy. However, posts of West criticizing actor D.L. Hughley and SNL writer Dave Sirius can still be seen on his profile.
Both Kardashian and West have been in the public eye for their relationships after going their separate ways.
The estranged couple and co-parents to their four children expressed differences over how to parent, especially during a divorce that is proving to be “difficult” for their children. It all started when West expressed extreme dissatisfaction (the man typed in all caps) with his oldest daughter North being on TikTok.
West has also frequently discussed his custody troubles on Instagram, posting several videos over the weekend alleging that Kardashian is keeping him from seeing his children when he would like to. In response, Kardashian commented on one of the videos: “Please stop with this narrative, you were just here this morning picking up the kids for school.”
Kardashian filed for divorce after 6.5 years of marriage in 2021. The former celebrity couple has four children together; North West, Chicago West, Psalm West, and Saint West.
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