JME Responded After A Right-Wing Newspaper Attempted To Smear His Name

The Daily Mail resurfaced the MC’s 2012 tweets after he met with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


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On May 14 grime MC sat down with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. They talked about the reasons many British young people don't vote and what can be done to address that issue. Clips from the meeting were shared on Corbyn's Snapchat and JME later tweeted instructions to his followers about registering to vote ahead of the U.K. general election in June.

Two days later, May 16, right-wing newspaper the Daily Mail ran a piece in which tweets from JME's account dating back to 2010 were dragged up in an attempt to tarnish both his name, and Corbyn by association. JME's historic tweets included "bomb the White House" and "fuck the Queen."

The piece also cited misogynistic messages suggesting rape had been "renamed" to ''surprise sex" and an offensive RT about Jewish people being tight with money. A spokesman for Corbyn told the Mail that the Labour leader condemns racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny.

Since the piece about JME was published, the MC has defended himself on Twitter. He posted a screenshot of the full timeline from which his 2012 comments about the White House and the Queen were taken. They were part of a wider conversation about Twitter and examples of the things someone with freedom of speech can theoretically say. He also credited the rape joke to British comedian Jimmy Carr but claimed he did not see what was offensive about the Jewish joke.

See JME's full response via the tweets below.







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JME Responded After A Right-Wing Newspaper Attempted To Smear His Name