Student groups tell UK nightclub: Let UK rapper Wiley play ‘sends message that anti-Semitism is tolerated’

Wiley on stage on Day 1 of the Fusion Festival, at Cofton Park in Birmingham, England on August 31, 2013. Photo: Katja Ogrin / Reuters.

A nightclub in the UK is facing pressure from several student groups to cancel a live performance by British rapper Wiley scheduled for Saturday due to the artist’s anti-Semitic past.

Wiley, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, is scheduled to perform at Switch nightclub in Preston as part of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) The Preston Freshers 2021 program events, which span two weeks in several locations.

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