Later that same day, Klein announced he had been temporarily banned from the platform for making anti-Semitic comments. He accused "Shapiro & friends" of getting him suspended for lobbying to YouTube.
Klein accused Shapiro of "constantly excusing, enabling and platforming real anti-semitism" by hosting people like Candace Owens on his podcast.
"The joke that I was suspended for simply points out that Ben, who is desperate to be accepted by his Christian nationalist friends as white, will only ever be seen by them as a useful idiot, and sadly for him, a Jew," Klein tweeted.
\u201cA few white supremacists successfully lobbied YouTube to suspend me, a Jewish dual citizen of Israel & USA, for anti-semitism. Ben Shapiro & friends can virtue signal all they want but ultimately they are the ones platforming dangerous anti-semites. All I did was point it out.\u201d
Last week when West tweeted he would go "death con 3" on Jewish people, Shapiro said West's language was "clearly anti-Semitic and disturbing" but also thought West's move toward conservatism was "encouraging."
But when West continued to attack Jewish people this week, Shapiro denounced West's comments more directly.
In response to Klein's comments, Shapiro said he does not believe Klein should have been suspended.
\u201cI don't believe that Ethan Klein should be suspended from YouTube for his awful garbage. But I'll shed no tears for a person who has routinely engaged in cancellation of others. World's smallest violin.\u201d