The 1975, Lily Allen And Many More U.K. Artists Sign Open Letter Calling For End Of Racism

Hundreds of British artists, managers, producers and record labels, including The 1975 and Lily Allen have signed an open letter calling for an end to racism and intolerance in the industry.

“In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti-black racists and antisemites, plus those who advocate islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, have repeatedly demonstrated that they clearly want us all to fail,” says the letter, written as part of the #NoSilenceInMusic campaign.

“Whether it be systemic racism and racial inequality highlighted by continued police brutality in America or anti-Jewish racism promulgated through online attacks, the result is the same: suspicion, hatred and division. We are at our worst when we attack one another,” the letter adds.

Members of the British music industry say they are “proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out and stand together in solidarity. Silence is not an option.”

Other signatories include Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, Nile Rodgers, Yungblud, Little Mix and Jessie Ware.

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