Following a string of egregious anti-Semitic comments that led to his suspension from the platform and the expulsion of numerous companies, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West reappeared on Twitter on Sunday with a “test” to determine if his account was still functional.
The musician, who now goes as Ye, tweeted, “Testing Testing.” Trying to see whether my Twitter is restricted.
The tweet was published one day after Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, gave former President Donald Trump his account back.
This was only the most recent in a string of controversial moves.
Ye immediately followed his “test” tweet with the single word “Shalom:),” which some online users interpreted as more provocation.
One commenter noted that “Shalom” is a greeting from Jews and Arabs worldwide.
Kanye West makes fun of and disparages the phrase.
Last month, West kicked off the platform for breaking its rules. On October 8, he tweeted that he was planning to “death con three on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
He continued, “The funny thing is I can’t be Anti Semitic [sic] because black people are genuinely Jews as well.
You guys have been playing with me and trying to block anyone who disagrees with your agenda.
The terrible message was quickly taken down, and a few days later, the limitations on the account were loosened.
Ye announced his 30-day speech fast to his 32 million fans on Twitter on November 3.
No booze, adult entertainment, and sexual relations, but my Twitter is still on.
As of Sunday night, Ye appeared unable to use Instagram, which had previously suspended him due to his earlier anti-Semitic outbursts.
He lost contracts with Adidas and other major multinational businesses due to the harsh remarks.