Elon Musk says Ye suspended from Twitter following swastika post
Details: The musician's account stated that it's "suspended" for violating the social media site's rules and all his previous activity was hidden as of early Friday.
The big picture: Ye posted the image hours after unleashing a barrage of antisemitic remarks during an interview with a conspiracy theorist.
- His Twitter account was restricted in October due to antisemitic tweets that led Adidas and several other companies to drop Ye, but it was reinstated after Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter.
Of note: Civil rights groups and other advocates have raised concern over the billionaire's pledge for a "general amnesty" for suspended Twitter accounts "provided that they have not broken the law" or engaged in "egregious spam."
What he's saying: Musk responded to an image Ye posted just before his suspension of the Twitter owner topless on a yacht with Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel, saying "This is fine." Of the swastika post, Musk tweeted: "This is not."
- "Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari," Musk added in another tweet. "Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!"
What we're watching: It was not immediately clear how long Ye would be suspended from Twitter, but Musk has said permanent bans should be only rarely issued.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.