Jul 28, 2020

Wiley: Rapper abuses Jewish critics on Facebook

After an anti-Semitic tirade that prompted a Twitter boycott, rapper Wiley has written abusive posts aimed at his Jewish critics on Facebook. The grime artist posted on his personal Facebook page under his name Richard Kylea Cowie, the BBC has discovered. The posts aim abuse at Jewish celebrities who had expressed their dismay about Wiley's tweets and also mention "Golders Green" - a London neighbourhood with a large Jewish community. Posts include: "Listen Golders Green ring my sister and let's meet asap"; "David Baddiel come and talk to my face"; and "Who called the police? Are you from Golders Green? I am coming to sit down with you... Labyrinth you could come along as you have forgotten what colour you are." A number of comments on the posts also include anti-Semitic abuse.

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