What Is ‘Pizzagate’ and ‘Twittergate’ And Why Is Kanye West Involved?

Just when you thought “Pizzagate” couldn’t get any more bizarre it has taken another turn, and now Kanye West is involved. For those who have not followed this story, Pizzagate blew up last week. It was reported by the Inquisitr that claims had emerged stating that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager, John Podesta, are part of a pedophile ring that operates out of a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place called Comet Ping Pong. It seems that the claims emerged as part of a Wikileaks release of some of Podesta’s emails.

The source of the original Pizzagate story seems to have come from a post on the social media platform, Reddit. The poster claims that the pizza restaurant is at the center of a giant Washington pedophile ring. It is claimed that a network of pedophiles extends across the political spectrum in Washington, and alleges that there are links to Clinton Foundation.

The Reddit writer explained how Comet Ping Pong appeared to be the epicenter of the underground ring.

“While initially not the central focus of the investigation at the onset, Comet Ping Pong is a much more overt and much more disturbing hub of coincidences.”

“Everyone associated with the business is making semi-overt, semi-tongue-in-cheek, and semi-sarcastic inferences towards sex with minors. The artists that work for and with the business also generate nothing but cultish imagery of disembodiment, blood, beheadings, sex, and of course pizza.”

Of course, most people wrote off Pizzagate as a wild conspiracy theory, but then along came “Twittergate.” UK tabloid the Daily Star explains that Twittergate emerged after a gamer, known only as Molly, claimed to have uncovered a massive pedophile ring on the social media site.

Molly claims to have a computer program that allowed her to search for a network of accounts that are linked to each other and says she discovered a huge network sharing obscene images of children. Molly claims that after putting all of the names onto a public database on Reddit, she received death threats and offers of bribes from people who wanted their names removed from the list. Just to add to the “evidence” concerning Twittergate, the social media site stoked the fires of the conspiracy theorists when they banned Molly’s account.

Why Is Kanye West Involved?

Most of the world will know by now that Kanye West has been hospitalized, reportedly suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Kanye has canceled the remainder of his tour after having a meltdown at a concert in Sacramento. It is probably fair to say that the last thing Kanye needs right now is to be at the center of another controversy. Sadly for West, controversy rarely strays far from his door.

During Kanye’s onstage meltdown in Sacramento, he directed part of his tirade at Hillary Clinton. Now, it seems that the conspiracy theorists believe that Kanye has been “got at,” because he was about to reveal the truth behind Pizzagate and Twittergate. Apparently, West did mention Pizzagate during his meltdown, so now rumors are emerging that Kanye has been silenced.

Some are claiming that Kanye was hospitalized against his will because he was about to lift the lid on a scandal involving Washington’s elite. West even claimed that fellow rapper Jay Z “has killers” and asked him not to “send them at my head.”

Kanye told concert goers to look up Pizzagate and said that he was “telling the truth, even at the risk of his own life.”

In many ways, the Pizzagate story reflects the inquiry into high profile historical abuse of children in Westminster, London. The inquiry was set up after allegations were made that children had been abused by celebrities and members of the UK parliament. The BBC reports that the inquiry “has crumbled” after a swathe of lawyers walked out of the investigation. Many believe there to have been a coverup by the political elite. Both Pizzagate and Twittergate make the same claims.

Of course, there is no substantial evidence to suggest that Kanye West knows anything about Pizzagate or Twittergate, but the conspiracy theorists will use his reported mental illness to back up their claims.

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