Here is the short list of celebrities who have been suspended or banned from Twitter and the reasons why.
Banks was suspended from twitter over racist and homophobic tweets aimed at Zayn Malik, who she called a “hairy curry scented bitch,” “punjab,” and “faggot.” Banks, who has a reputation for being a cyberbully (she’s also feuded with Angel Haze, Iggy Azalea and Sarah Palin), would later try and apologize for the tweets, which also took aim at Disney actress Skai Jackson, writing that she was sorry she offended people, but did not say sorry for the offensive language.
Far right blogger Milo Yiannopoulos encouraged a widespread, racist campaign of abuse against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. It was so relentless that Jones (who, as part of the abuse, had nude photos of her leaked, was compared to Harambe and sent vile and violent pornography) “with tears and a sad heart” quit the platform.
Hugely popular YouTuber PewDiePie had his Twitter account suspended last year, for making a joke about ISIS. The online personality has had a slew of controversies, including an incident when he said the n-word on a livestream and used anti-Semitic imagery and phrases in his videos. His account is now live again.
Courtney Love’s Twitter account was suspended as part of a defamation lawsuit – in 2009 she tweeted that designer Dawn Simorangkir was a “a drug-pushing, thieving prostitute with a history of assault and battery”.
50 Cents actual twitter account wasn’t suspended, but his Twitpic was after he shared an X-rated photo. The artist put out a picture of a woman with a hamburger between her butt. He captioned the image, “Y’all like my Kim K burger?” The rapper then went on a rant against Twitter, though he later apologized and his Twitpic account was reactivated.
Rose McGowan got suspended on Twitter after she spoke out against Harvey Weinstein and Ben Affleck amid the sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein. McGowan has been vocal in supporting other women who have opened up about their own experiences with the producer and also criticizing those who seemingly claim they weren’t aware of the alleged harassment and assault. “Ben Affleck f–k off,” she wrote. Twitter released a statement saying it had suspended her account because it included a private phone number, but that the company is “proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.”