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Kanye West has been banned from Instagram for violating the platform’s policies on hate speech, bullying, and harassment, after using a racial slur in a post aimed at 38-year-old comedian Trevor Noah.
Speaking on The Daily Show on Tuesday, Trevor Noah asked his fans not to make jokes about the ongoing feud between the 44-year-old Yeezy designer, his 41-year-old estranged ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, and her new beau, 28-year-old SNL comedian, Pete Davidson, because he described what Kanye is putting them through as “terrifying”…
“It’s spun into a story that seems fully tabloid but I think deserves a little more awareness from the general public. I know everyone thinks it’s a big marketing stunt,” Trevor Noah said on his show.
“Two things can be true: Kim likes publicity, Kim is also being harassed. Those things can be happening at the same time.”
He then went on to say: “You may not feel sorry for Kim because she’s rich and famous. But what she’s going through is terrifying to watch and shines a spotlight on what so many women go through when they choose to leave.”
The Eazy rapper didn’t take kindly to Trevor Noah’s words and instantly took to Instagram to bash the comedian by sharing a screenshot of a Google search for Noah, accompanied by the lyrics to Kumbaya, My Lord, which he changed to include a racial slur.
Meta, who owns Facebook and Instagram, has deleted the comment and suspended the rapper from the platform for 24 hours.
Meta also said it would take “additional steps” if it saw further violations of its policies…
“We often take additional steps against accounts that repeatedly break our rules by placing restrictions on their account,” Meta said in a statement.