08:11 GMT18 May 2021
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    The barrister advised Banks to familiarise herself with Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which outlines what constitutes offensive and threatening messages sent over a “public” electronic communications network.

    A string of derogatory comments recently delivered by American rapper Azealia Banks may result in her being arrested in the United Kingdom, a barrister named Tomas McGarvey, has warned the star.

    Earlier this week, Banks delivered a "racist outburst" against Irish people on social media, calling them "inbred", "leprechauns" and inquiring if they "had a famine to go die in", while a day before that she simply blasted them as "f**ing ugly" after becoming involved in a row with an Aer Lingus stewardess, according to the Daily Mail.

    McGarvey, however, calmly pointed out that Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which covers "offensive and threatening messages sent over a 'public' electronic communications network", takes a dim view of such volatile remarks.

    "If you keep up the insults, you may end up with the firsthand experience," he politely added.

    ​Many netizens also appeared less than thrilled with Banks’ comments.


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