Kanye West Thinks People Commit Suicide Because They Don’t Get Likes on Social Media
Kanye West is adamant about Twitter tweaking some of its functions. On Saturday (Sept. 22), he continued to press the issue by saying people are committing suicide due to lack of likes on social media.
This time, West took his thoughts to Instagram. Responding to an article saying he was absolutely right for wanting Twitter to remove their likes system and follower count, 'Ye doubled down. "There are people who are committing suicide due to not getting enough likes," he captioned the photo. "Seeking validation in the simulation. We need a live-streamed meeting with Jack Dorsey Kevin Systrom Mike Krieger Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegal. Speaking for myself I personally want to participate in social media with the option of not having to show my followers or likes. Having your amount of likes on display for the world to see and judge is like showing how much money you have in the bank or having to write the size of your dick on your t shirt."
Earlier in the week, Kanye shared a text conversation he had with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey where he expressed his feelings directly to the man in charge. "We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have," West later tweeted. "Just like how we can turn off the comments we should be able to turn off the display of followers. This has an intense negative impact on our self worth."
Dorsey sounds receptive to the change. "We've been thinking deeply about follower and like counts, and what that incentivizes. What made sense 12 years ago doesn't make sense today. At least for us," Dorsey replied. "Us making that number bold and big incentivized people to want to increase it, and feel bad if they couldn't. That's not right. We want to incentivize contribution to the global conversation and consciousness."
In music-related news, Kanye and Lil Pump's "I Love It" duet recently debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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