Emma Barnett: Why Wiley's anti-Semitic tweets 'burn deep'
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Emma Barnett: Why Wiley's anti-Semitic tweets 'burn deep'

Rapper Wiley's Twitter account has been temporarily locked while Instagram said it had deleted some of his content, after a long series of posts on both platforms on Friday and Saturday.

5 Live's Emma Barnett, whose grandmother escaped the from the Nazis in Austria, spoke out about the rapper's anti-Semitic views on her radio programme.

She said the rapper's words "burn deep, are deeply dispiriting and play on a very well hidden fear a lot of Jewish people have – that some day anti-Semitism will rise up once more".

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  • 27 Jul 2020