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Rapper Wiley apology for tweets 'that looked anti-Semitic' after Twitter ban

Telegraph, 30 Jul 2020
British rapper Wiley has apologised for "generalising" about Jewish people after posting a series anti-Semitic tweets.

Speaking with British broadcaster Sky News, Wiley insisted he wasn't racist and said a dispute between himself and his manager John Woofe, who is Jewish, should not have become a public issue.

On Wednesday Twitter permanently suspended him from the social media platform after earlier imposing a temporary ban.

The comments from Wiley, whose real name is Richard Cowie, have led to calls for him to be stripped of the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) he was awarded in 2018 for services to music.

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