Why Kanye West Should be Banned from Social Media


Instagram and Twitter is often used to share enjoyable events from our life such as get-togethers with friends, vacations, and family dinners. Kanye West, however, had other intentions for his profile.

Kanye has been on the “brink of madness” on social media for the past few months, initially starting with his comments on his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and former partner, Pete Davidson.  

Kanye has been banned for about a week due to antisemitic posts on Twitter, claiming he would go “death con 3 on Jewish people”, causing public outrage and earning responses from celebrities like Jack Antonoff, who tweeted “Kanye a b****” on October 9th. Kanye later claimed that his tweet wasn’t antisemitic “because Black people are actually Jew.” But this isn’t the first time Kanye has posted controversial and harmful content on his social media pages. Recently, Kanye released images of him and various celebrities wearing “White Lives Matter” sweatshirts, which satirizes the BLM movement. He has also publicly harassed his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, going as far as to post private conversations, shame her and her relationship with Pete Davidson, and move across the street from her after their divorce. He also has used Instagram to call Trevor Noah racial slurs and slander Kid Cudi and Billie Eilish, claiming they were “disloyal”. 

Although Kanye has been confirmed to have bipolar disorder, the topic of this social media scandal goes beyond mental health. When West shares his personal struggles with his 14.1 million Instagram followers, it not only spreads negativity but also encourages harassment and violence, especially against women. This kind of social media posting and usage raises awareness of how important it is for celebrities to use their platforms more responsibly because they are setting an example for their countless fans. It is crucial that these public figures are more mindful of what they are putting out into the world as their following increases and more attention is focused on their acts.