Wiley abandoned by management for anti-Semitic tweets

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Wiley has been ditched by his management company following a series of anti-Semitic statements and remarks posted on his social media platforms over the past two days, according to the BBC and The Guardian. “As a result of Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets today at A List Management, we cut all ties with him,” tweeted former Wiley’s manager John Woolf. “There is no place in society for anti-Semitism.”In a statement to the BBC, Woolf added: “To be very clear here. I do not endorse or endorse what Wiley said today online in any way. I am a proud Jew and I am deeply shocked and saddened by what he has chosen to say. I am speaking to key figures in my community in light of today’s tweets. This behavior and hate speech is not acceptable to me. ”

Wiley was briefly suspended from Twitter following his anti-Semitic statements, which included descriptions of the Jewish people as “cowards” and “snakes” and comparisons of the Jewish community to the Ku Klux Klan, according to The Guardian. As of July 25, her Twitter account appears to have been restored. In an Instagram post, Wiley also denied that his management company had abandoned him and claimed he had in fact severed his ties with Woolf.

London Metropolitan Police are also “assessing” Wiley’s recent anti-Semitic comments, according to a statement provided to The Guardian which was also tweeted by Police in Tower Hamlets. “We have received a number of reports of alleged anti-Semitic tweets posted on social media,” it read. “The Met takes all reports of anti-Semitism very seriously. Relevant material is being evaluated. ”

Wiley, often referred to as ‘the godfather of filth’, was named a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2018. Following his anti-Semitic comments, the UK organization Campaign Against Antisemitism called for the revocation of his MBE.

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