Elon Musk praised Israel after taking a swipe at rapper Kanye West, who has returned to Twitter after the microblogging site lifted the ban from his account.
West, who was banned from the platform for anti-Semitic comments, posted “Shalom” — a greeting in Hebrew — upon his return to the platform. The tweet was seen as an indication that he would be more lenient in his posts.
— You (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022
Sharing a screenshot of West’s post, Israel tweeted, “We want to be excluded from this narrative.” What’s more, the country’s official handle added to the joke by tagging Taylor Swift, with whom Kanye West had a decade-long feud.
We would like to exclude from this description. pic.twitter.com/kkB5uVV7yf
— Israel Israel (@Israel) November 21, 2022
In response to Israel’s post, Musk tweeted, “Your tweets are good! More countries should tweet like this. No fun being all stuff.”
Your tweets are good! More countries should tweet like this. No fun being stuffy at all.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2022
When a Twitter user invited Musk to Israel in the comments section, he replied, “I have! It was great.”
Kanye West was locked out of Twitter last month after a post in which he said, “Death to Jews con 3”.
His account was restored after Elon Musk’s takeover lifted Twitter bans on several other figures, including former US President Donald Trump.
West signed back in with a funny post: “Checking if my Twitter is unblocked”.
In a tweet welcoming the rapper to the platform while warning him against hateful comments, Musk said, “Don’t kill what you hate. Save what you love.”
The past few days have seen dramatic developments in both the Twitter platform and its offices. After Musk’s takeover, a large chunk of the workforce was laid off and the platform witnessed radical changes, including a payment verification plan that has now been shelved.
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