Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he had spoken to Kanye West after his antisemitic tweet went viral and earned multiple reactions.
The 51-year-old Tesla founder tweeted, “Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart.”
The 45-year-old rapper returned to Twitter on October 8 after deactivating his account two years ago. The Donda artist went on a tirade and based on one of his since-deleted tweets, he wrote, “going death con 3 on Jewish people,” adding, “you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.”
Talked to ye today & expressed my concerns about his recent tweet, which I think he took to heart— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022
Twitter removed the tweet and caused the social media platform to lock his account for violating its policies. Hours before he took to Twitter, a Meta spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that he also violated the rules and regulations of Instagram and caused the platform to restrict his posts.
Elon invested in Twitter earlier this year and finally closed the transaction as its new owner recently. According to Twitter Investor Relations’ tweet, “We received the letter from the Musk parties which they have filed with the SEC. The intention of the Company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.”
Although Elon approached Ye’s post nicely, some celebs reacted otherwise. For instance, comedian Michael Rapaport tweeted, “I’m up going DEFCON 6 Million @kanyewest. Stay disruptive. All day everyday. Disruptive behavior.”
Another comedian, Sarah Silverman shared, “Kanye threatened the Jews yesterday on twitter and it’s not even trending. Why do mostly only Jews speak up against Jewish hate? The silence is so loud.”
As for actress Jamie Lee Curtis, she responded to the rapper’s statement by tweeting, “The holiest day in Judaism was last week. Words matter. A threat to Jewish people ended once in a genocide. Your words hurt and incite violence. You are a father. Please stop.”
She also appeared on Today where she stated, “What are you doing? It’s bad enough that fascism is on the rise around the world, but on Twitter. On a portal to pour that in, as if Jewish people haven’t had it hard enough? I mean, it was just abhorrent.”
Jamie added, “I hope he gets help. It’s terrible.”