Sunday, April 14, 2024

Was Kanye Kicked Off Twitter? Social Media Silence Now for 21 Hours, But He Did Leave The Toilet Seat Up


Was Kanye West kicked off Twitter?

His pal, Rick Fox, said yesterday that Kanye had been kicked off for 12 hours. But that suspension, if true, would have ended hours ago. Kanye hasn’t tweeted for 21 hours as of 11am Eastern.

If he had been punished, it wasn’t over peeing onto a Grammy Award placed in a toilet. I think the Grammys should demand return of all his 21 awards, and give him the boot for that.

But no, Kanye’s misdeed was a Tweet in which he published the name of the editor of Forbes, along with his cell number, and called him a racist. I’m sure many people did the same thing I did when I saw that in real time. I tweeted back demanding Kanye take it down. He did, within seconds, but the damage was done.

(I’ve known the editor, Randall Lane, a long time. He’s not a racist. I don’t know what Kanye was thinking. And I’ll bet he doesn’t either.)

So it could Kanye was removed by Jack Dorsey and friends. Or maybe Kim Kardashian has taken his phone and gotten him the help he needs. The toilet is still up on Twitter, and so is his 2012 recording contract, and dozens of Tweets from a man who is mentally ill and needs serious assistance.

It could be Fox has it wrong, or Kanye does, and his time out is longer than 12 hours. We’ll be ready for his return whenever it comes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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