Rapper Wiley slammed for anti-semitic rant on Twitter about Jewish people's 'power'

RAPPER Wiley has been slammed for going on an anti-semitic rant on Twitter about Jewish people's 'power.'

In a series of tweets, the grime artist made multiple shocking comments, including calling Jewish people "tootouchy," and saying Israel "is not yours."

Among the barrage of antisemitic tropes, he said: "If you work for a company owned by 2 Jewish men and you challenge the Jewish community in anyway of course you will get fired."

He also said: "Red necks are the KKK and Jewish people are the Law…Work that out."

Another tweet stated: "In fact there are 2 sets of people who nobody has really wanted to challenge Jewish & KKK but being in business for 20 years you start to understand why."

One user responded: "History's not your strong point is it?"

When one person replied saying: "Delete this quick," Wiley himself responded "No way."

The UK grime artist continued: "Jewish community ya too touchy anyway Israel is not yours hold that"

A number of tweets later he said: "is it anti semetic [sic] to say Jewish people have power?"

One person rebutted: "It's an anti-semitic trope to say that Jewish people control money and power in society as a whole."


Wiley’s posts have been widely criticised on social media, with Danny Stone, chief executive of Antisemitism Policy Trust, writing: “The parallel is offensive & the inference is antisemitic. Jews and money.

"Dress it up however you like."

One person responded to his rant: "Absolute rubbish. Anti-Semitic nonsense."

Another tweeted: "So stop whipping up against Jews & putting a minority community, whose experienced centuries of racial persecution, in same breath as KKK."

A third said: "That’s a terrible thing to say. Antisemitism is alive and well and seemingly acceptable to some. No shame"

Despite widespread criticism of his outburst, Wiley was defiant, telling followers: "I am not embarrassing myself at all I am standing out."

He denied allegations of anti-semitism and added: "Forget anti Semitic racism is racism and ya can’t hide the fact that systemic racism exists and it wasn’t set up by us".

Wiley, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie, is reportedly managed by John Woolf, who is Jewish.

Mr Woolf has been contacted for comment.

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