Sunday, August 2, 2020

Rita Ora and Labrinth join music’s protest after Wiley’s antisemitic rant | The Guardian

Artists, producers and executives sign a statement condemning prejudice and hate speech in the industry

Many top names in rap, folk, rock and pop music, from Rita Ora and Labrinth to James Blunt and the 1975, joined this weekend to take an unprecedented stand against racism.

In the wake of the antisemitic outburst that led to the Grime artist Wiley’s ban from Twitter last week, hundreds of leading producers, songwriters, singers, music publishers, record companies and musicians, based largely in Britain or America, have agreed to support a strongly worded document that aims to clarify an industry-wide position against prejudice and hate speech.

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