Wiesenthal Centre Slams UK Rapper for Antisemitic Conspiracy Hatemongering

July 27, 2020

"Wiley Kat's MBE Honour must be stripped"

PARIS - This month, Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. known as Wiley Kat, called "British Godfather of Grime music", posted messages describing Jews as "cowards and snakes", comparing them with the Ku Klux Klan. 

After a police investigation, he was booted from his management company... Wiley responded: “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 wrote that Jews should “hold some corn” – a slang expression meaning to be shot. He added: “Jewish community you deserve it”.

"The Centre has joined the 'Campaign Against Antisemitism', and a petition demanding that his prestigious Order of the British Empire (MBE) be withdrawn," stated the Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels. 

"In November 2019, former Labour Chief, Jeremy Corbyn thanked Wiley on Twitter for his electoral support..."

Today, through Wednesday (27-29 July) an online walkout, #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, will name media sites failing to take measures against Wiley," concluded Samuels.

For further information, contact Shimon Samuels at +33 147 237 637, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent direct to your Twitter feed.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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