We get that Diamond and Silk are trying to help Kanye here …
For a Radio Station to stop playing @kanyewest music because of his views is a violation of his First Amendment Rights. You can't just silence someone because you don't like their Free Speech. Thoughts?
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) May 4, 2018
It is not in anyway, shape, or form a violation of Kanye’s First Amendment rights for any station to decide they don’t want to play his music anymore. The First only pertains to the government punishing someone for their speech or thoughts.
And hey, speaking of thoughts, they asked for our thoughts.
This tweet violates the Logan Act https://t.co/067Qp2HUil
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 4, 2018
This tweet is racist https://t.co/75XDNkdlDB
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 4, 2018
Not as racist as that picture of ‘white Kanye’ Snoop Dogg shared earlier.
They didn't silence him, they took away one of his platforms. 1A doesn't guarantee everyone has a platform.
— AunT Phibian (@TueborFrog) May 4, 2018
Is it pathetic? Yes.
Weak? Very much yes.
Against his First Amendment rights? No.
I'm sure it's been mentioned, but the United States #Constitution only applies to government, not private business.
So yes, the radio station has the freedom to play who they want for whatever reason they want.
The FCC has rules, but whether that is legal is a separate issue.
— Don Westen (@DonOnTheAir) May 4, 2018
See, we weren’t just blowing smoke.
It's also why digital distribution has changed the industry. Artists aren't beholden to radio stations and studios to get their music out.
Kanye has the resources to start his own everything. This radio station just pulled the typical liberal stance of "boycott"
— Sandpit [TSS] (@rev_entertain) May 4, 2018
Also a really good point. Between satellite and streaming, how many people actually only listen to music on the radio?
Well, I would've been pretty happy if radio had stopped playing The Dixie Chicks. If it's a privately owned station, they can do what they want.
— Jillian (@sweetakin) May 4, 2018
Yup. In the end, your best bet is to just change the station.