Home Secretary Priti Patel demands explanation from Twitter over antisemitic Wiley posts

The police are currently investigating the tweets by the rapper, who has been dropped by his management

27.07.20

Priti Patel has called for an explanation from Twitter and Instagram over the length of time it took to remove a series of antisemitic posts made by Wiley.

Police are currently investigating a series of antisemitic comments posted on Wiley’s social media channels, where he reinforced a string of racist stereotypes about Jewish people.

Tweeting on Sunday, the Home Secretary described his tweets as “abhorrent,” stating that she has asked Twitter and Instagram “for a full explanation.”

After many people called for the removal of the tweets, many have since been removed and Wiley has been issued a seven-day Twitter ban.

Wiley’s former management company, A-List Management, has now cut all ties with him, with long-running manager John Woolf tweeting: “There is no place in society for antisemitism.”

Labour MP Jess Phillips also tweeted about Wiley, stating “This is dangerous stuff,” before joining a 48-hour Twitter boycott with the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate that saw Jessie Ware, Armando Iannucci and many more temporarily leave the social media site.