Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has his eyes on the social media platform Parler —a platform devoted to free speech and making its users “uncancelable.” Ye announced the acquisition Monday with plans to close by end of year.
“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” Ye said in a statement.
From The New York Post:
Parler, which launched in 2018 as a social media app that billed itself as one that allowed largely unmoderated content in contrast to Twitter and other platforms, was recently reinstated on Google and Apple’s app stores after being removed following the US capitol riots in January 2021.
Ye’s bizarre comments in recent weeks about Jews has coincided with the end of his corporate partnership with apparel retailer Gap.
Adidas, the German-based sporting goods giant which sells Ye’s apparel line, has announced that it has put the partnership under review.
The rapper has also had problems with major social media platforms, being restricted a number of times.
More over at The New York Post:
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