Kanye West publishes image of Swastika in controversial Twitter Storm – Rolling Stone

After praising Adolf Hitler in a Thursday afternoon interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Kanye West took to Twitter to share an image of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David later that night.

West appeared to be promoting his alleged presidential campaign (which has yet to be filed with the Federal Election Commission) and accompanied the image with the tweet: “YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH.”

The photoshopped image of the swastika was one of several tweets he fired off Thursday night after his interview with the Infowars host. (Jones was ordered by a jury to pay $965 million in a defamation suit by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.)

Throughout the night, West posted videos seemingly driving around Florida listening to his own music, supporting Balenciaga amid the company’s recent controversy, while also bashing porn and canceling culture. In a tweet, he wrote, “Remove all forms of pornography from Twitter and every platform. Pornography is the product of pedophilia,” followed by, “The use of porn has destroyed my family, but Jesus will heal all.”

Earlier this month, Adidas launched an investigation into a Rolling stone exposé included reports from Yeezy team members alleging that West showed pornography to prospective and existing employees.

In a separate post, West defended the fashion company embroiled in an advertising scandal involving children. “I stand with Balenciaga and condemn all witch hunts and I cancel culture Jesus is king. Ending human trafficking does not begin or end with a fashion campaign for Christ,” he tweeted.

Less than 10 minutes later, he shared a clear text from Elon Musk. In the two screenshots, the Twitter owner appears to be saying to West, “Sorry, but you’ve gone too far. This isn’t love,” referring to the photoshopped image of the swastika and Star of David. In response, West shot back, “Who made you a judge.” Like the photoshopped image, the tweet has since been removed for violating Twitter’s policies.

In his penultimate post before signing off, West tweeted, “Let’s break one last window before we get out of here. Caught this guy with Kim Good night,” alongside a photo of Phoenix Suns star, Chris Paul.

To wrap up the Twitter storm, West blasted back at Musk with a shirtless photo of Tesla’s CEO in swimming trunks being hosed down on a boat, writing, “Let’s always remember this as my last tweet #ye24.”

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West has been caught in a flurry of controversy sparked by his October Yeezy fashion show in which he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt. He has since accused the “Jewish media” of censoring him and of having an agenda against him. After threatening “death con 3 on Jewish people,” several companies cut ties with the West, including JP Morgan Chase, CAA, Vogue, and Balenciaga.

In response to Kanye’s Twitter outburst on Thursday, Elon Musk issued a statement: “I did my best. Despite this, he again violated our rule against inciting violence. Account will be suspended.” Seconds later, Musk tweeted, “FAFO.” It looks like Twitter’s CEO will be the judge after all.

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