Instagram suspends Kanye West over Trevor Noah slur
Kanye West has been suspended from Instagram for 24 hours after using a racial slur in reference to South African comedian Trevor Noah.
The rapper posted about Noah after he said Kanye’s actions towards his ex-wife Kim Kardashian were “terrifying”.
During an episode of the satirical news show which he hosts, The Daily Show, Noah said: “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.”
In response Kanye posted a racial slur about Noah, which has since been deleted.
Meta, which owns Instagram, said the rapper violated the platform’s policies on hate speech and bullying.
The company also said its policies on harassment had been violated.
Although his account remains visible, Kanye is unable to do things like post, comment or send direct messages.