Kanye West, newly reinstated to Twitter, calls out 'free speech absolutist' Elon Musk for not also reinstating Alex Jones

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Kanye West, newly reinstated to Twitter, calls out 'free speech absolutist' Elon Musk for not also reinstating Alex Jones
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  • Twitter owner Elon Musk has reinstated several controversial accounts, including Kanye West's.
  • But West called him out for not reinstating conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' account.
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After billionaire Twitter owner Elon Musk reinstated rap mogul Kanye West's account, Ye, who was banned after posting antisemitic remarks, decided to call him out.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, said he has an "issue" with Musk for not reinstating InfoWars host Alex Jones, according to a 30-second video clip with watermarks that read "@Ali" and "BANNED.VIDEO." The video was posted to Twitter on Saturday by Ron Filipkowski, a criminal defense attorney who tracks right-wing extremists.

West continued: "Alex Jones is a Christian. But you have a person who doesn't believe that Christ is Lord going to buy an American media outlet and picking and choosing who can be on the platform. Jesus is Lord."

"Right," one person said as West spoke. "Amen," another says in the background.

Musk considers himself a "free speech absolutist" and has reinstated quite a few controversial right-wing figures — including Rep. Marjorie Talor Greene, former President Donald Trump, and "manosphere" influencer Andrew Tate. But Musk has not budged on reinstating right-wing conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook denier Alex Jones, even quoting Matthew 19:14, a bible verse, in a tweet referencing him.

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"My firstborn child died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat," Musk said in a tweet. "I have no mercy for anyone who would use the deaths of children for gain, politics or fame."

Jones previously commented on the matter via Rumble, a right-wing video-sharing platform.

"Don't blame Musk at the end of the day because he didn't bring me back," Jones said on November 18. "I'm the most controversial figure in the world because I'm the most threatening to the new world order. So don't expect him to bring me back day one when he first has to get control of the platform before he can even think about that."

Insider was unable to obtain the remainder of the video or confirm its origin.

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