Irving tweeted a link to a book and movie that sold anti-Semitic content
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai and the organization itself issued parts of Kyrie Irving on Friday after the team’s All-Star point guard was taken to social media a day earlier to promote an anti-Semitic book and movie.
On Thursday, Irving released a tweet and Instagram story that included the Amazon link to a movie titled “Hebrews to Blacks: Wake Up Black America,” which is based on a book of the same name written by the film’s director, Ronald Dalton, Jr.
At the end of Friday, Tsai responded to Irving’s posts by sharing his thoughts with one of the team’s main players. “I’m disappointed that Kyrie seems to support a movie based on a book full of anti-Semitic misinformation,” Tsai tweeted. « I want to make sure he understands that it hurts all of us, and as a man of faith, it is wrong to promote hatred based on race, ethnicity or religion. It’s bigger than basketball.”
The Nets also issued their own statement to the Nets Daily, saying they had “no tolerance” for “hate speech”
” The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and tolerate no form of hate speech. We believe that in these situations, our first action must be an open and honest dialogue. We thank all those, including the [Anti-Delamation League], who provided their support during this period.
Although he was never about to express his thoughts, his public person has been twisting over the past few years, starting with the infamous battle over his refusal to be vaccinated last year.s to encourage the lie that the massacre was a fraud.
The Nets have been visiting Irving’s extracurricular activities for some time, but they have never gone as far as Tsai wanted to call him outright for spreading anti-Semitic disinformation. What other measures either the Nets or Irving have yet to take are pending.
The Irving tweet came in a surprisingly normal season that the court has so far as he and Kevin Durant tried to leave the team during the offseason. Irving played (no certainty) in all five games of the team and averaged 29.3 points per game.