Parler’s parent company announces sale of social media app to troubled star Kanye West is OFF

Kanye’s deal to buy Parler is OFF: Social media firm confirms ‘mutual agreement’ to terminate sale – hours after rapper told Alex Jones ‘I love Hitler’

  • Kanye West and Parler announced plans for a sale of the app in October
  • But on Thursday the platform’s parent company said the deal was off
  • The announcement came after West praised Hitler in an interview
  • But the company said the two parted ways last month 

The sale of Parler, a social media platform popular with conservatives, to Kanye West is off, the app’s parent company announced on Thursday.

Parlement Technologies said the company and Ye had agreed to part ways in mid November after the star had agreed in principle to buy the platform a month earlier.

However, the announcement came after days of negative publicity and hours after West had professed his love for Hitler during an unhinged appearance on Alex Jones’s podcast Infowars.

It suggests that West may be too much even for rightwing platforms that claim to be free speech havens.

‘Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,’ the company said in a statement.

‘This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community.’

Kanye West had entered into a deal to buy Parler in October. On Thursday the company said the deal was off - soon after the rapper had praised Hitler in an interview

Kanye West had entered into a deal to buy Parler in October. On Thursday the company said the deal was off – soon after the rapper had praised Hitler in an interview

Parler is run by conservative commentator Candace Owens’ husband George Farmer. 

He has billed the platform as a refuge for users barred from other social media apps such as Twitter — including West. 

When details of the deal initially emerged, he defended the rapper. 

Farmer claimed the rapper was a ‘victim’ of cancelation, in an interview with Fox News, although he stopped short of defending the tweet that got West banned.

‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda,’ said the tweet.

On Thursday, West went further in an interview with Jones. 

Wearing a fabric mask to cover his entire face, West ranted: ‘I see good things about Hilter… every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.’

Later, he said the Germans ‘had a really good leader at one point’, and denied that Hitler had ordered the deaths of 6million Jews. 

‘He didn’t kill 6million Jews. That’s just factually incorrect,’ West said in what were by some measure, his most anti-Semitic remarks to date.

‘I’m not trying to be shocking. I like Hitler. The Holocaust is not what happened… Hitler has a lot of redeeming qualities,’ he said. 

Even Jones, who is no stranger to controversy, seemed visibly uncomfortable at times throughout the three hour broadcast. 

Kanye West (left) appears on Alex Jones’ podcast Infowars on Thursday with white supremacist Nick Fuentes. Kanye – who now goes by ‘Ye’ – said he ‘likes Hitler’ and that he ‘brought value’ 

West made the inflammatory remarks during an appearance on Alex Jones podcast Infowars, where he also called Jared Kushner a 'Zionist' and encouraged people to visit convicted sex offenders Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly in prison.

West made the inflammatory remarks during an appearance on Alex Jones podcast Infowars, where he also called Jared Kushner a ‘Zionist’ and encouraged people to visit convicted sex offenders Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly in prison.

West sat next to Jones, with a bible placed in front of him. At times, he held what looked like a fishing net and struggled with a bottle of Snapple.

West sat next to Jones, with a bible placed in front of him. At times, he held what looked like a fishing net and struggled with a bottle of Snapple.

West sat next to Jones, with a bible placed in front of him. At times, he held what looked like a fishing net and struggled with a bottle of Snapple.

He encouraged Kanye to take off his mask and repeatedly asked him what time his flight was, insisting that he does not like Hitler. 

He also however tried to minimize the live, escalating backlash, saying critics were trying to ‘censor’ the rapper, and celebrated the fact that it was his most-watched broadcast of 2022. 

During the show, the House Judiciary Committee deleted an old tweet praising West, saying ‘enough is enough’. 

West acted out a fake conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu, talked about his divorce from Kim Kardashian and turning to alcohol and ‘threesomes’ afterwards, and referred to a 2024 presidential campaign as a ‘walk to the [White] House.’ 

He also made repeated reference to Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel who is also Jewish, claiming he tried to ‘ruin his life’ and goading him with anti-Semitic remarks. 

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