Stormzy has called for Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to resign following his comments about the 2017 Grenfell tragedy, in which a tower block blaze claimed 72 lives in North Kensington, London, as a result of flammable cladding used on the outside of the building in a bid to reduce costs.
Rees-Mogg, currently leader of the House of Commons, caused outrage this week after suggesting victims could have been saved if they used "common sense".
“I think if either of us were in a fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we would leave the burning building. It just seems the common sense thing to do," Rees-Mogg said during an interview on talk radio network LBC with host Nick Ferrari.
Grime star Stormzy — no stranger to political discourse, from donning stab vests at Glastonbury to goading then-Prime Minister Theresa May at the 2018 Brit Awards— has been a long-term campaigner demanding justice for Grenfell victims and their families, and today branded Rees-Mogg "an actual piece of sh!*".
Writing on Twitter, the artist joined others in calling for the notoriously controversial politician's resignation:
"Oi @Jacob_Rees_Mogg you need to resign you’re an actual piece of s**t I beg everyone watch this - MP Jacob Rees Mogg in a nutshell saying Grenfell Victims should of [sic] had the common sense to escape. I can’t believe the cheek f*****g hell these politicians are actual aliens.
He later added:
"F*****g hell this man is the scummiest… Let’s bare in mind for 2 secs how horrifiying [sic] and terrifying the situation would of been for the victims."
Rees-Mogg and the Conservative Party have since issued 'profound' apologies, although some reports suggest he may now be sidelined from the upcoming UK General Election campaign.
Oi @Jacob_Rees_Mogg you need to resign you’re an actual piece of shit I beg everyone watch this - MP Jacob Rees Mogg in a nutshell saying Grenfell Victims should of had the common sense to escape. I can’t believe the cheek fucking hell these politicians are actual aliens pic.twitter.com/aQ4NxwdBCG— #MERKY (@stormzy) November 5, 2019
My man said “if either of us were in fire, whatever the fire brigade said, we’d leave a burning building” as if to say “come on bro, they were just dumb” as if those who lost their lives weren’t smart enough to escape. Fucking hell this man is the scummiest— #MERKY (@stormzy) November 5, 2019
You can’t even make this stuff up. Donny said “If you JUST ignore what you’re told and leave you are so much safer” BRUV!!!!! Let’s bare in mind for 2 secs how horrifiying and terrifying the situation would of been for the victims. Deep that for 2 secs.— #MERKY (@stormzy) November 5, 2019
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