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Kanye West thinks 'people are committing suicide' due to social media pressures

KC Orcutt

 // Sep 24, 2018

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Kanye West making headlines for his social media usage (or occasional lack thereof) has become synonymous with his brand for quite some time now, with the rapper now seemingly challenging leading platforms to reconsider their design structures.

Over the weekend (Sept. 22), West tweeted a recent observation, calling into question the impact social media could be having on mental health.

"There are people who are committing suicide due to not getting enough likes," 'Ye noted, going on to link to an article in support of the notion that Twitter should nix its follower count and other metrics. "Seeking validation in the simulation. We need a live-streamed meeting with Jack Dorsey Kevin Systrom Mike Krieger Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegal."

He then goes on to note that he personally would like to have the option to "participate in social media with the option of not having to show [his] followers or likes."

West, who boasts 3.6M followers on Instagram and 28.4M on Twitter at the time of this post, then goes on to make a few comparisons, noting that displaying likes or follower counts is the same as showing one's bank account or writing "the size of your dick on your t shirt."

Elsewhere on West's social media, one can find screenshotted (and therefore "authentic") conversations between himself and high-level executives at companies such as Twitter and Snapchat, leading some to believe Ye's signal boosts just might result in some tangible change.

Take a look at Kanye West's recent commentary regarding social media (as posted on social media perhaps unironically, perhaps not), below.

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