Rachel Riley slams grime artist Wiley for 'antisemitic' comments: 'Keen to end his career'

Rachel Riley, 34, was left angered by remarks from Wiley, 41 after he embarked on a social media rant against the Jewish community earlier today. The Countdown star who identifies as Jewish herself fired back that the grime artist’s “unprompted” and “antisemitic” tirade will “end his career”.

She wrote in a now deleted tweet: “He could have just done a duet with Jedward if he was that keen to end his career.

“An unprompted, still going, public antisemitic breakdown is a bizarre route to go down.’

Rachel was not the only star that criticised Wiley’s actions as musician Example also weighed in.

He tweeted: “Just been on twitter for first time in 12 hours… F**kinell Wiley why did you have to go out all guns blazing like this.

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“Infact 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 undestand why (sic).”

Some tweets were made unavailable to view after violating Twitter’s rules and Wiley’s account was temporarily suspended. 

The Campaign for Anti-Semitism reported Wiley’s tweets, with a spokesperson saying: “‘Our Crime Unit has reported this matter to the Metropolitan Police Service as we consider that Wiley has committed the offence of incitement to racial hatred, which can carry a substantial prison sentence.

“We have additionally asked Twitter and Facebook, which owns Instagram, to close down his accounts which have hundreds of thousands of followers, to prevent further outpouring of anti-Jewish venom.”

source: express.co.uk

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