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Instagram restricted Ye's account after 'anti-Jewish' post

In a now-removed post, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, published an alleged interaction with Sean "Diddy" Combs with the caption "Jesus is Jew."
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Instagram has restricted the account of the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after he posted a message that some groups are calling "anti-Jewish."

According to a Meta spokesperson, Instagram deleted content from Ye's Instagram page and restricted the account after the company said he violated its rules and guidelines.

Meta did not specify what content was specifically removed and what content violated its rules. The decision comes after Ye made a now-deleted-post Friday that one group said was antisemitic.

Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Rich Fury/VF20 / Getty Images for Vanity Fair file

In the post, Ye shared a screenshot of a text exchange he said he had with Sean "Diddy" Combs, with the caption "Jesus is Jew."

The message from Ye appeared to show Ye claiming Combs was controlled by Jewish people, a reference to a long-standing antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Ye appeared in a Fox News interview Thursday with Tucker Carlson and echoed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. In the interview, Ye accused Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, of having brokered Israeli treaties for monetary gain.

In a post Friday, the American Jewish Committee, an anti-hate group, posted a video calling Ye's remarks antisemitic. "These posts are dangerous," the caption read. In the video, the AJC said, Ye was using "antisemitic tropes like greed and control," highlighting his Fox News appearance and his Instagram post.

Ye made a flurry of other Instagram posts Friday night, but he appeared to abruptly switch to posting on Twitter, a platform where his last post was in 2020. In his latest tweet early Saturday, he lashed out at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, appearing to refer to the restrictions on his account.

"How you gone kick me off instagram," he wrote, alongside a photograph of Zuckerberg and himself.

Ye and those close to him have been public about his struggles with his mental health in the past. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2017 and has a history of posting erratically on social media.

Recently, Ye has used Instagram to attack his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, and other business partners.