A member of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s uber woke panel on ‘cultural diversity’ has been forced to step down after it was revealed that he had made anti-semitic and racist posts in the past.
The London Telegraph reports that Toyin Agbetu has quit the commission after posts were highlighted in which he wrote of an “immoral hierarchy of suffering” whereby victims of the Holocaust were “served well by Nazi hunters” in comparison to African victims of the slave trade.
It has also been noted that Agbetu previously accused black MP Diane Abott of being “disloyal to her own community” and said another black MP David Lammy was a “poor example to Africans”.
As we reported two weeks ago, Agbetu also previously attempted to confront the Queen and demand an apology for Britain’s ‘historical injustices’.
He also has a history of vandalising statues he disagrees with, which begs the question why was this guy ever even considered for a commission reviewing statues in London?
Shaun Bailey, the black Conservative candidate for Mayor of London had demanded that Khan remove Agbetu from the commission, noting that the mayor’s “decision to give Toyin Agbetu a public post on his statue commission was concerning as much as it was dangerous.”
Bailey labeled Agbetu “a risk to the safety of all Londoners.”
Agbetu posted his resignation to Facebook, at the same time accusing Bailey of engaging in a “Afriphobic campaign” against Sadiq Khan, who is of Pakistani descent.
Agbetu wrote “I can’t take the risk that all the gains we have made re BLM unravel so I have had to make a frustrating but strategic move.”
He continued “I voluntarily decided to step back from the post before being asked, to help reduce the attacks on the important work of the commission, but I have no intention of letting such outrageous lies stand against me.”
A Khan spokesperson said that “The Mayor has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and prejudice in any form, and all allegations of this nature are taken extremely seriously.”
Many also took issues with posts Agbetu made expressing ‘anti-vaccine’ views.
Excited to announce brilliant members for London’s new Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm - we will be working hard to ensure London’s history is fully reflected and celebrated. @MayorofLondon https://t.co/AWd2pe8uZU pic.twitter.com/f2pyVRmJGF— Justine Simons (@justinesimons1) February 9, 2021
Merseyside Police were forced to respond after officers took part in an electronic ad campaign outside a supermarket which claimed “being offensive is an offence,” with authorities later clarifying that it is in fact not an offence.
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