Another day, another headline involving Kanye West. This time, we’re seeing the mega rap star suspended from his 15.6 million Instagram followers for 24 hours after going on a long and bizarre tirade against comedian Pete Davidson plus others…
West is restricted from posting, commenting and sending DMs for 24 hours after officially violating Instagram’s policies. A Meta spokesperson told the New York Post the rapper’s recent post about South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah – as well as posts about ex-wife Kim Kardashian and Davidson – violated the company’s policies on hate speech, bullying and harassment.
If West continues to violate the policies, the company will take additional steps, the publication reports.
In recent months, West has repeatedly taken aim at Kardashian and her new beau Davidson in a very public and very confrontational way. On Wednesday morning, the rapper took things a step too far by sharing a 2019 Breitbart article referencing an inappropriate joke made by the comedian about having sex with a baby.
“Yet another reason why SKETE gotta stay away from my children,” West wrote in his Instagram post.
“Oh, and nobody noticed that he ain’t show up to SNL Because Mr. I can help you with meds had a mental breakdown after we ran him off the internet.”
West also took aim at Trevor Noah after the comedian spoke out on The Daily Show in support of Kim Kardashian and the public abuse she has endured from West in the months since her divorce.
“What [Kardashian is] going through is terrifying to watch, and it shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave,” said Noah.
“It started very much in the land of tabloid, but I feel it’s creeping and has crept into a world that more people should pay attention to but not for the reason that you may think.”
Unpacking the Kim-Kanye-Pete situation and the harassment many women face when trying to leave a relationship. pic.twitter.com/qF3cfiYL9R
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 16, 2022
In his segment, Noah eloquently paints the very real picture of women in abusive relationships; as in, the harassment that many women face when trying to leave a relationship. And it shouldn’t be ignored just because it’s happening to Kim Kardashian, the billionaire celebrity.
“You might not feel sorry for Kim [Kardashian] because she’s rich and famous or because of the way she dresses or because she appropriates black culture or because she tells women they’re lazy,” Noah said.
“But what I see is a woman who wants to live her life without being harassed by an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband or an ex-anything.”
While West has been very open about his mental health struggles in recent years, his erratic and belligerent behaviour in recent months in the efforts to try and win Kardashian back is very real and very scary to witness, and social commentators – such as Noah – are imploring people to take his threats very seriously. Threats like his recent claymation music video in which West’s character chops off Davidson’s head.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Has Kanye West gone too far?