Kanye West’s Instagram account has been banned for 24 hours after making a racist remark about comedian Trevor Noah.
West was suspended due to a violation of Instagram’s parent company Meta’s policy against hate speech, bullying, and harassment, a spokeswoman for Instagram’s parent firm Meta, informed TMZ and HuffPost.
According to Mirror.co.uk, the 44-year-old rapper has taken shots at his ex-wife and reality star Kim Kardashian and her new partner Pete Davidson on social media in recent weeks, and on Wednesday, he aimed at Trevor Noah.
Even though his account is still visible, Kanye cannot post, comment, or send direct messages. Meta stated that if it sees more infractions of its regulations, it will take “additional steps.”
“We frequently take additional steps against accounts that consistently violate our policies by placing account restrictions,” the statement read. According to Meta, they had also deleted content from Kanye’s account before.
Moreover, After Trevor Noah criticized the rapper’s behavior toward his former wife Kim Kardashian and her partner comedian Pete Davidson in a “Daily Show” piece Tuesday, West posted a slur directed at him on Wednesday.
In the segment, Noah stated, “You may not feel sorry for Kim since she’s rich and famous.”
“However, it’s frightening to witness what she’s going through, and it highlights what so many women go through when they choose to leave.”
West changed the lyrics of “Kumbaya” with a racial insult in his Instagram picture, which has since been removed. Noah had commented before the post was taken down by expressing his appreciation for West as an artist and his genuine worry for him and his family.