In October, entrepreneur and musician Kanye West (who now answers to “Ye”) was set to purchase social media platform Parler. One of the issues then was the recent re-upping of a ban on his Twitter account. If you haven't been in a bunker over the last few months, you're aware of the fact that there's been a lot of controversy over the anti-Semitic statements that Ye has posted on the internet and made in interviews. You might have heard about an unannounced evening trip to Mar-a-Lago in Florida for dinner.
On Thursday, Ye expressed extremely positive views of Hitler and the Nazis during an interview with Alex Jones on the InfoWars podcast.
The news media is now reporting that the agreement, which seemed like a sure thing between West and Parler, has been canceled. This was something both parties “mutually agreed” on earlier in November, as per the Hill: “Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, will no longer purchase the alternative social media platform Parler, the company announced Thursday. Parler Technologies said in a statement the company ‘mutually agreed’ with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler in a decision made in ‘mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community,’ Parler Technologies said in a statement.”
It is likely that there will be more Ye incidents to be covered in the near future.