Jme, the rapper and MC, who teamed up with Jeremy Corbyn in a plea to young people to register to vote, has been exposed by MailOnline for allegedly sending an antisemitic retweet about a stingy Jew. On his verified Twitter account, Jme reportedly retweeted an antisemitic message in 2011, saying: “#ImSweatingMoreThan a Jew at a cash machine.” The stereotype of the miserly and cheap Jew is extremely offensive.
Jme, whose real name is Jamie Adenuga, is the co-founder of the Boy Better Know grime collective and record label. He met with the Labour Party leader to discuss the reasons why young people do not register to vote. The pair recorded a message on Mr Corbyn’s Snapchat account to urge young people to submit their application before the deadline on 22nd May. The Labour leader also shared a photo on Twitter.
According to MailOnline, a “spokesman for Mr Corbyn today insisted the Labour leader condemned racism, antisemitism and misogyny.”
Jme was much less understanding though, tweeting: “The retweet, was a series of ‘sweating more than’ hashtags, which played on Jewish being rich. I still don’t get the anti semite part???”
Twitter users stepped forward to explain.