- Kanye West will no longer buy social media platform Parler, the company announced Thursday.
- In October, Parler said West was buying the site to help create “an irreversible ecosystem.”
- But the parties have “mutually agreed” to walk away from the deal, Parler said.
On the day Kanye West praised the fascist dictator of Nazi Germany, right-wing social media company Parler revealed that the rapper would no longer buy the company.
In October, Parliament Technologies, the parent company of the self-proclaimed “free speech” platform, announced that West, also known as Ye, would take over ownership of the site for an undisclosed sum, bragging that would help create “a compelling ecosystem where all voices are welcome.”
“In a world where conservative views are seen as controversial,” West himself said at the time, “we need to make sure we have the right to express ourselves freely.”
But after his Thursday appearance on Alex Jones’ Infowars, during which West repeatedly praised Adolf Hitler, Parliament Technologies announced the deal was off – and claimed it was. since a while.
“In response to numerous media inquiries, Parliament Technologies would like to confirm that the Company has mutually agreed with Ye to end Parler’s intended sale,” the company said in a statement. posted on Twitter. “This decision was made in the interests of both parties in mid-November.”
Parler is currently run by George Farmer, who is married to right-wing influencer Candace Owens. In early October, just before the sale of Parler was announced, Owens appeared with West at a fashion show where the pair wore t-shirts that read, “White Lives Matter.”
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