KANYE West was torn after returning to Twitter, with fans begging him to back out amid backlash.
The controversial rapper’s ban from the platform has been lifted after anti-Semitic comments online.
On Sunday, Kanye, 46, returned to Twitter along with several other previously banned accounts.
He first tweeted: “Testing if my Twitter is not blocked.”
The hitmaker then posted: “Shalom : )”
The latter message, which is a Hebrew word for “peace,” was also used as a greeting and got a great response from other Twitter users.
One Twitter user responded to the tweet, “Could you leave us alone?”
Another respondent replied, “So are you joking now? This is so silly.”
“Can’t you?” another user exclaimed, adding one:
One critic said, “There’s nothing funny about Hate.”
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Back in October, the Yeezy founder was kicked out of Adidas and banned from various social media sites, at least temporarily, for making controversial anti-Semitic comments online, in interviews, and in his fashion choices. was
Towards the end of the month, Starr was removed from the sports brand for “harmful” and “dangerous” comments.
Kanye sparked public outrage after making a series of anti-Semitic comments that his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her family objected to.
Then, amid pleas and boycott threats from fans, Adidas finally announced that they were severing ties.
“Adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism or other forms of hate speech,” the company said in a statement.
“Ye’s recent comments and actions are unacceptable, hateful, dangerous, and violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness…”
The relationship between Adidas and Yeezy dates back to 2015.
Adidas joined companies like Gap and Balenciaga and cut ties with the music star.
Kanye accused Adidas online, accusing the brand of copying his ideas, mismanaging the company, and taunting CEO Kasper Rorsted.
He also infuriated the public by making anti-Semitic comments and wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to fashion shows.
Kanye wrote on Instagram, “I will use you as an example to show the Jew who told me to call him that no one can threaten or influence me.”
A few days later he tweeted: [sic] 3 About the Jews.
Defcon is a military term used by the US military for an alarm system.
Twitter deleted Kanye’s anti-Semitic tweets and confirmed that his account was locked “for violating Twitter’s policies.”
Elon Musk took over the platform after the fact and decided to revive several controversial accounts involving Kanye.
The Chicago native declined to apologize for the tweet in an interview with Piers Morgan.
Piers told him he should apologize, then said:
“Yeah, obviously, that’s why I said that,” Kanye said.
The moderator asked for confirmation.
“Yes,” he replied.
“I fought fire with fire. I’m not here. I’m a different type of freedom fighter.”
Kanye eventually admitted after a two-hour investigation of Pia that his rant had caused “hurt and confusion” to those affected.
“I apologize to those I hurt with ‘Defcon’… I feel like I caused hurt and confusion.”
A sit-in took place not long after Kanye’s Instagram account was suspended when the fashion designer posted screenshots of a conversation he claimed to reveal with rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs.
During the conversation, the father of four claimed that he believed Combs was ruled by Jews.
He captioned the Instagram post: “Jesus is Jewish.”