Kanye West has purchased a contentious 'free speech' app, Parler

Kanye West has purchased a contentious ‘free speech’ app, Parler

Kanye West (aka Ye) was shut out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts last week after a weekend of anti-Semitic postings. The drama has now taken a sudden turn with the announcement that the hip-hop mogul is purchasing the contentious “free speech” social media app Parler. The acquisition looks to be moving rapidly, with the Parler (Parlement technologies) firm stating that the parties intend to finalize the transaction in the fourth quarter of 2022. The cost was not disclosed.

“The proposed purchase would ensure Parler’s future role in developing an unstoppable environment where all opinions are accepted,” Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer stated. “In a society where conservative beliefs are seen as provocative, we must ensure our ability to openly express ourselves,” Kanye continued.

Shortly after his return to Twitter, West wrote an anti-Semitic comment, which the company later removed. A spokeswoman for Twitter stated at the time, “The account in issue has been locked due to a breach of Twitter’s policy.” The rapper then posted a screenshot on Instagram with another anti-Semitic statement, which was also blocked by the site.