A writer at an online magazine for teenagers is revealed by Campaign Against Antisemitism to have a social media history replete with racist comments, including against Jews.
Toby Maxtone-Smith, who works at The Day, responded to a report about antisemitic Chelsea fans performing Nazi salutes, singing about ‘Yids’ and imitating a gas chamber by complaining on Twitter about “snide journos [journalists] desperate to make a quick buck ruining someone’s life for behaving like a d***head while pissed”.
He also made jokes about foreskins and claimed that the reason the Labour Party’s antisemitism scandal was covered by the media supposedly to an extent greater than Jeremy Corbyn’s vote against the Falklands War was because “Jews are over-represented among the kind of people journalists know. The media is very bad at checking its own biases.”
Mr Maxtone-Smith has made further worrying comments on a different Twitter account.
He has also made derogatory comments about Chinese people and Roma, as well as women.
Mr Maxtone-Smith did not respond to attempts to reach him for comment.
The Day, which was launched in 2011 and inspired by an “opportunity” and an “injustice”, bills itself as “a daily online newspaper for teenagers focusing on the big issues that are transforming the world.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism will be writing to The Day.