Fire Writer of Anti-Semitic Newspaper Column

Target: Martin Ivens, Editor of The Sunday Times

Goal: Fire columnist Kevin Myers in light of his anti-Semitic writing.

An anti-Semitic article was recently published in The Sunday Times, then taken down amidst public backlash and readers calling it “disgraceful.” The article, written by Kevin Myers, was titled “Sorry, ladies – equal pay has to be earned” and made the claim that BBC presenters Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz have larger salaries because they are Jewish.

Mr. Myers wrote, “Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price, which is the most useful measure there is of inveterate, lost-with-all-hands stupidity.” He also said that in general the reason that male presenters earn more is that they “work harder, get sick less frequently and seldom get pregnant.”

Additionally, this is not the first time Mr. Myers has written anti-Semitic material that has been published. He also wrote a column for The Irish Independent denying the Holocaust happened. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism is demanding that News UK titles refuse to publish any writing by this prejudiced man. Sign below to support this demand.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Ivens,

The call for an apology and for writer Kevin Myers to no longer be published by UK news outlets must be heeded. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism is right to make these requests following the clearly prejudiced column Myers wrote that was published in the Irish edition of The Sunday Times.

The article, entitled “Sorry ladies – equal pay has to be earned,” was sexist as well as anti-Semitic, and was also not the first time that Myers has written prejudiced content. His 2009 article in The Irish Independent denied the occurrence of the Holocaust. This is not the type of content that any respectable title should be publishing. I urge you to ensure that your title and all those affiliated with it never again publish the work of Kevin Myers.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    this is racism against the jews!

  2. MR IVENS, PLEASE FIRE KEVIN MYERS IMMEDIATELY, WHO IS ANTI-SEMITIC, UNEDUCATED, A SEXIST, ETC. HE MUST NERVER EVER BE ALLOWED TO WRITE ANYTHING AT ALL FOR YOUR PUBLIATION – THE SUNDAY TIMES. THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU AND YOUR PUBLICATION.

  3. He was fired already, updated in newsfeeds online a couple of hours ago. A public apology has been released.

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