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Brooklyn Nets Condemn Promotion of Kyrie Irving’s Anti-Semitic Movie | Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets Condemn Promotion of Kyrie Irving’s Anti-Semitic Movie | Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai said Friday that he was disappointed that Kyrie Irving appeared to support the film “based on a book full of antisemitic disinformation”.

Nets star guard posted a link to the movie “Hebrews to Blacks: Black America Awakens” on Twitter on Thursday. The Amazon synopsis says the film “reveals the true identity of the children of Israel.”

Tsai and the Nets were quick to respond to the latest trouble caused by Irving, who has previously supported the idea that the Earth is flat and last month shared an old clip of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on social media.

“I want to sit down and make sure he understands that this is harmful to all of us, and as a man of faith, it is wrong to promote hatred based on race, ethnicity, or religion,” Tsai tweeted about Irving.

I’m disappointed that Kyrie seems to be supporting a movie based on a book full of anti-Semitic misinformation. I want to sit down and make sure he understands that this is harmful to all of us, and as a man of faith, it is wrong to promote hatred based on race, ethnicity or religion.

— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) October 29, 2022

Irving was unavailable for most of the Nets’ home games last season because he refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19, as ordered in New York. The Nets then declined to extend his contract this summer, meaning Irving could be in his final season with the team.

“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” the team said in a statement. “We believe that in situations like this, our first action must be an open, honest dialogue. We thank those, including the ADL, who have supported us during this time.”

NBA issued a statement later Saturday, saying: “Hate speech of any kind is unacceptable and goes against the NBA’s values ​​of equality, inclusion and respect.

“We believe we all have a role to play in ensuring that such words or ideas, including anti-Semitic ones, are challenged and refuted and we will continue to work with all members NBA community to ensure that everyone understands the impact of their words and actions.”





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