Elon Musk praised Israel after his jab at rapper Kanye West, who returned to Twitter after the microblogging site lifted the ban on 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 tolerant of posting about him.
— you (@kanyewest) November 20, 2022
Sharing a screenshot of West’s post, Israel tweeted: “We would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.” Additionally, the country’s official identifier added to the joke by tagging Taylor Swift, with whom Kanye West has had a decade-long feud.
We would very much like to be excluded from this narrative. 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. It’s no fun being all stretched out.”
Your tweets are good! More countries should tweet like this. It’s no fun being all loaded up.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2022
When a Twitter user invited Musk to Israel in the comments section, he replied, “I did it! It was great.”
Kanye West was blocked from Twitter last month after a post saying, “Death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”
His account was restored following the Elon Musk inauguration which also saw Twitter lift the ban on several other personalities, including former US President Donald Trump.
West checked back in with a fun post: “Testing testing to see if my Twitter is unlocked.”
In a tweet that seemed to welcome the rapper to the platform while also 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 on both the Twitter platform and its offices. Following the Musk acquisition, a large portion of the workforce was laid off and the platform underwent sweeping changes, including a paid verification plan that has now been discontinued.
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