Social media shouldn’t start Kanye West
A week after making headlines in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, rapper Kanye West has been kicked off Twitter and Instagram for alleged anti-Semitic posts.
Nationally syndicated radio host Joe Pags said Monday that it was strange and unfair that West was kicked off social media.
According Deadline, Meta said Instagram removed content from West’s Instagram page and placed a restriction on the account. However, details about what content was removed or which rules were violated have not been revealed.
“I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m gonna die con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” West, also known as Ye, said. “The funny thing is, I can’t be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jews too. You played with me and tried to blackball anyone who opposes your agenda.”
“What I don’t understand is that if someone is going to be suspended or banned, you shouldn’t be allowed to talk about it,” Pags said. “Mike Lindell is trending again over the weekend. I don’t know why, but he was one of the main trends, but he has no right to defend himself.
Pags said he’s fine with people talking about West’s comments, but allowing West to respond accordingly if he chooses to do so.
“I have no idea what Death Con 3 means,” Pags added. “But again, he has the right to say it as long as he doesn’t. The First Amendment was actually enacted to protect hate speech. It was put in place to protect speech that people don’t like.