Although Parléř said she cut ties with the rapper now known as Ye in November, the statement came hours after he unleashed a barrage of anti-Semitic comments glorifying Nazis.
The parent company of Parlére, a social media platform popular with conservatives, has agreed to end its plan to sell the site to rapper Ye – better known as Kanye West – according to a statement from Parlement Technologies on Thursday.
“Parler will continue to seek future opportunities to grow and evolve the platform for our vibrant community,” the company said.
Although Parléř said he cut ties with Ye in mid-November, the statement came hours after he unleashed a barrage of anti-Semitic comments praising the Nazis and claiming he saw “good things” in Adolf Hitler.
“Every human being has something valuable to bring to the table, especially Hitler,” Ye said during an interview with far-right provocateur Alex Jones.
“I don’t like the word ‘evil’ next to Nazis,” he later added. “I love the Jews, but I also love the Nazis.”
Reaction from some Republican lawmakers was swift after many were reluctant to condemn former President Donald Trump’s decision to dine with Ye and white nationalist Nick Fuentes over the weekend.
Ye’s bid to buy the platform was marred by stumbles, including the accidental disclosure of contact information for hundreds of so-called “VIP” members.
The platform has tried to court right-wing commentators and position itself as a free speech site, but has struggled to maintain a large active user base.