Monday, 20 November 2017

BBC presenter Reggie Yates ‘glad fat Jewish guys’ have lost grip on music

'Reggie Yates, the BBC DJ and presenter, has apologised for saying that he was glad young musicians were no longer managed by "random fat Jewish guys".

Speaking as a guest on a podcast called Halfcast, Yates, 34, said that it was a good thing that artists were now managed by people that they knew and were close to.

"The thing that makes it great about this new generation of artists is that they aren't signing to major [labels]," he said. "They're independent, they're not managed by some random fat Jewish guy from northwest London, they're managed by their brethren."


Jewish groups, including the Campaign Against Antisemitism and the Community Security Trust, said that it played on stereotypes of Jewish people being "money-grabbing".

Yates said: "I am hugely apologetic for this flippant comment. It was not my intention to offend or reinforce stereotypes, but I'm aware that this could have been interpreted that way and for that I am also deeply sorry."'

Some questions for you, Mr Yates:
So what was your intention when you made these comments?

How else could your comments have been interpreted?

Are the comments you made, or the thoughts behind them, acceptable or even common at the BBC?

Do some or many your 'brethren' share these views of Northwest London Jews?

More here but obviously not on his employer's news outlets.

That's the trouble with anti Israel organisations like the BBC. The anti Israel attitude at the BBC too often creates the conditions where casual antisemitism can flourish.

If a 'fat northwest London Jew' had made a similarly disparaging comment about black men in general or Muslims then the BBC would be up in arms and if he worked for the BBC he would be suspended at least. However as Mr Yates is of an approved and protected ethnic group (per the BBC) I predict no serious action will be taken against him.

This sort of double standard makes me angry but also sad.

I'm afraid that there really is no future for Jews in the UK and I'm sorry but for our safety we must leave and take our talents and our, apparently offensive, waistlines with us.

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