Kanye West is Set to buy Conservative Social Platform Parler (Which is Led by Candace Owens’ Husband)

Ye is set to buy “free speech” social media platform Parler after the rapper’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were recently restricted.

Kanye West will be getting all his opinions out on conservative social media platform Parler. The platform, which was launched in 2018, will reportedly be purchased by the Donda 2 rapper in the wake of his anti-Semitic posts leading to his accounts on Twitter and Instagram being restricted.

A fusion of Twitter and Instagram, Parler is a self-proclaimed “unbiased social media” that is filled with bigotry, extremism and misinformation. The platform has been heavily used and supported by Donald Trump advocates, becoming the most-downloaded app on the weekend of November 8 when media outlets rallied behind then-Presidential nominee Joe Biden.  Despite being popular amongst conservatives, Parler is now banned on Apple, Google and Amazon.

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” the Donda 2 artist said in a Parler press release.

Parler added that the partnership “ensures Parler a future role in creating an uncancelable [sic] ecosystem where all voices are welcome.” Both Ye and Parler are set to finalize and agreement later this year.

Parler is also owned by parent company Parlement Technologies, whose CEO is George Farmer, husband to conservative influencer, author and talk show host, Candace Owens. Since the beginning of October, Ye has often been seen with Owens, as she attended his YZY event during Paris Fashion week, both wearing a t-shirt with a ‘White Lives Matter’ graphic. The Grammy-winning artist also went to the premiere of Owen’s documentary The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM.

The artist formerly known as Kanye West has been getting his thoughts off this month. The rapper-producer recently appeared on Drink Champs, where he openly questioned George Floyd’s death and repeated more anti-Semitic views. His comments on Jewish people and Donald Trump were also unaired on Tucker Carlson Tonight. LeBron James and Maverick Carter-hosted series The Shop also pulled an episode featuring Kanye West due to “hate speech.”

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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