Willie: Rapper suspended from Facebook after abusing Jewish critics

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Rapper Wylie has abused anti-Jewish abuses on Facebook against anti-Jewish critics

Facebook has temporarily suspended rapper Wylie because he shared derogatory posts aimed at his Jewish critics.

His remarks came after an anti-Semitic tirade on Twitter on Friday.

On Facebook, the Grimm artist posted by his name Richard Kylie Covey was discovered by the BBC.

He specifically named Jewish celebrities – including Lord Alan Sugar, comedian David Badial and BBC presenter Emma Barnett.

A Facebook spokesperson said the posts violated their policies and blocked access to the Grimm artist’s Facebook and Instagram profiles. His profile is not taken down. The BBC has contacted Willie for comment.

The post was aimed at mistreating Jewish celebrities who expressed their displeasure about Willie’s tweet. Many mention “Golders Green” – a London neighborhood with a large Jewish community.

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Willie’s personal Facebook page, where he is posting abuses about Jewish critics

Willie wrote: “Listen Golders Green Ring My Sister and Let Me Asap”; “David Badial comes and talks to my face”; And “Who called the police? Are you from Golders Green? I’m coming to sit with you … Maze you can come along as if you’ve forgotten what color you are.”

Several comments on the post also include anti-Semitic abuse.

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Media captionRapper Willie’s Twitter account has been suspended following anti-Semar posts.

The latest comments were shared on Willie’s personal Facebook profile, not his official fan page. Although they had a relatively short engagement – fewer than 100 likes and comments each – they were visible to the public.

Many of Willie’s tweets were taken down and his Twitter account was temporarily suspended after he went on an anti-Semitic molestation on Friday. One tweet read: “I don’t care about Hitler, I care about black people”, and compared the Jewish community to the Ku Klux Klan. Anti-Jewish tropes spread in most posts.

He also had several posts removed by Instagram, but his accounts are still live.

Several prominent users called for a 48-hour boycott of Twitter starting Monday, stating that the social network did not take quick action and that Willie should be banned permanently.

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