Kanye West Buys MAGA Cesspit Parler After Getting Kicked Off Instagram and Twitter
Kanye West is acquiring social media site Parler after the rapper start Instagram and Twitter for an anti-remedy post, the platform’s parent company announced Monday.
The troubled rapper appears to be framing the purchase as a means of defending right-wing freedom of expression, with Parler himself previously subject to several Google and Apple bans over its role during the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
“In a world where conservative views are seen as controversial, we must ensure that we have the freedom to express ourselves,” West said in a news release announcing the agreement. A statement from Parlement Technologies, which has described West as “the richest black man in history,” said he was taking a “bold stance against his recent censorship from Big Tech” and would ” continue to lead the fight to create a truly irrevocable environment. “
“This agreement will change the world and change the way the world thinks about free speech,” added Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer. “Ye is making a foray into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again. Once again, Ye proves he’s one step ahead of the legacy media narrative.”
The company added that it expects to reach a definitive purchase and sale agreement and close the deal with West in the fourth quarter of 2022. No information has been included regarding how much West will pay the platform. this platform.
Self-proclaimed “the guiding force in the fight against Big Tech, Big Government, censorship, and cultural destruction,” Nashville-based Parler has become a safe haven for those banned from using it. use more mainstream social media platforms.
In the days leading up to the attack on the Capitol in 2021, Parler was inundated with posts making violent political threats. Google suspended the app from its Play Store following a riot due to an “ongoing and urgent public safety threat” and Apple threatened to follow suit after receiving “allegations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate illegal activities” in Washington, DC, Parler eventually changed its content moderation policy and is now available on both shop again.
Donald Trump also shared a link to his Team Trump Parler account just before he permanently banned from Twitter After January 6. He founded his own Parler-esque platform, Truth Social, in October 2021.
It looks like West is currently taking a leaf from the Trump play. The rapper’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were locked earlier this month after posting messages that violated their policies.
In a Twitter post, West said he would soon be bringing out “the 3rd death to the Jews.” The message came a day after he shared a screenshot of his text exchange with Sean “Diddy” Combs with the caption “Jesus is a Jew.” The message appeared to show Ye claiming that Combs was under Jewish control. He also caused controversy when he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt at Paris Fashion Week in early October.
West has become increasingly popular on the right as an advocate of free speech in recent years. He even got to watch a sit-down interview with Fox News star Tucker Carlson this month in which West was praised for his “interesting, insightful, provocative” performances. Then it emerged that the West had go on a word of opposition in the censored interview from the broadcast.