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Social Media ‘Walkout’ Planned After Yet Another Rapper Posts Horrific Antisemitic Tweets

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Celebrities, politicians and other high profile Jews have pledged to join a 48-hour “walkout” from Twitter to protest what they say is an inadequate response to antisemitic tweets from yet another rapper.

Wiley, who is considered a key figure in London’s grime music scene, is facing a police investigation after a string of antisemitic comments appeared on his social media accounts Friday.

The 41-year-old rapper, whose real name is Richard Cowie, has nearly half a million followers on his Twitter account, which is currently suspended.

Some of his statements have been deleted by the social media giant for violating its “hateful conduct policy.” But others remain, drawing criticism from other users of the platform.

As a result, singer Jessie Ware, Doctor Who star Tracy-Ann Oberman and a host of other soap stars, actors, academics and politicians have all pledged to boycott Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for 48 hours, starting on Monday morning 9am.

The campaign will be using the #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate hashtag.