M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange: “He Helped You To See Hypocrisy You Should Thank Him”

The artist shared the message on Instagram after news broke that the Swiss government had dropped its rape investigation into the WikiLeaks founder.

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On Friday, the Swedish government announced that it was dropping its investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is accused of raping two women in 2010. Assange, who has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 and a warrant is still out for his arrest in the U.K., according to The New York Times.

In response to news of the decision, M.I.A. posted a picture of Assange to her Instagram, writing a long defense of the WikiLeaks founder in the caption. She also announced that she has added Assange as a speaker at the upcoming Meltdown Festival in London.

"Every time I ve [sic] seen Assange I've asked him why he doesn't design an app for apple or sell out humanity and their data and rape them for all their money to be a rich and respected corporate humanity rapists," the message begins.

M.I.A. goes on to write: "Let's not ask questions about that because that’s normal but dismiss everything this guy did because it hasn't occurred to you that we are not in the 60s and 70s where they just kill you like Malcom x or JFK , they just ‘slander’ or ‘frame’ you mostly use sex or drugs or money to do it.”

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At the end of the message, she says of Assange, "He helped You to see hypocrisy you should thank him and fast fix your system not hide him or the cracks he exposed.” Read the full post below.

Representatives for M.I.A. and Meltdown Festival were not immediately available for comment.

These times they are changing hear Julian speak at #MELTDOWN2017 😁 #holdingjournalismdown #truth ‪ Every time I ve seen Assange I've asked him why he doesn't design an app for apple or sell out humanity and their data and rape them for all their money to be a rich and respected corporate humanity rapists . I mean he's as smart as any of the sili"con" valley respected celebrated humans. The "call of duty" guy or the guy installing gps systems into drones that's killed thousands of innocent people. Why not cash in ur intellect as most of us do? That type of collective social rape is ok. The porn images or fucked up weird shit my kid has popping up on YouTube every time he searches lego on the internet or constant peddling out of images and messages that say it's ok to be rampant fuck boys and girls , in this is modern society. system that perpetuates over sexualisation of women in the name of freedom wants to bomb countries where women cover up and killed how many women and children- Hilary and condoleezza rice joined forces to represent women and said the war in Iraq was to liberate women so they didn't have to cover up!!!! . Lets not ask questions about that because that's normal but dismiss everything this guy did because it hasn't occurred to you that we are not in the 60s and 70s where they just kill you like Malcom x or JFK , they just "slander" or "frame" you mostly use sex or drugs or money to do it, and sadly thats enough because humanity has become that complacent and is rapidly loosing critical thinking faculties. ‬ by now if you haven't be slandered and framed when you've hit the dollars 💵 or social reach it means your probably working for the system. Grab that pussy is a symptom of your broken system that was allowed to grow without question. He helped You to see hypocrisy you should thank him and fast fix your system not hide him or the cracks he exposed.

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M.I.A. Defends Julian Assange: “He Helped You To See Hypocrisy You Should Thank Him”