Kyrie Irving promotes books, documentaries against disease eradication on social networks
Do you know how easy it is? not promote anti-Semitism? If you’re not even sure if a tweet or a message of any kind will cause controversy and alienate Jews, Google it. Try a little. And Kyrie Irving didn’t do it, or didn’t care. And both are terrible.
In his now-deleted messages on social media, Irving promoted the book and documentary Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black Americathis pushes some lies about the Jews and their mistreatment of people of color. Rolling Stone say movies and texts are “Stuffing with silly pranks” and identify themselves with the Black Jews of Israel, a group with a long history of sexism, racism, and most often anti-Semitism. A previous Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan once described the group as Black partner.
Irving did not say why he deleted the messages, other than the obvious stupidity of the post and public pressure not to be a bigot. He did Take it took to Twitter to resolve the situation.
Brooklyn Nets owner Jose Tsai released a statement on Friday condemning his defender’s decision to promote anti-disease projects. It’s the latest example of hatred towards Jews as it has received louder voices from celebrities in recent weeks, join Kanye West and Jason Whitlock.
“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” the team said in a statement Friday.
There are two major problems with the frequency of antisemitism from athletes or other famous people involved in sports having an uptick. They’re either of the groupthink mentality where to fit in with the crowd, it’s better to push what others are saying instead of standing up for what’s right. The uglier part of that pair is these lies being adopted with no falsehoods attached to them. The Irvings and Whitlocks of the world projecting them as fact is and has always been harmful to the Jewish people. The Anti-Defamation Coalitionwith a mission to prevent persecution of Jews and provide equal treatment for all, detected 2,717 anti-Semitism events in 2021, up 34% from 2020. This averages up to more than 7 such incidents per day.
Irving is attached to certain theories that he has promoted over the years as a “free thinker” and that’s fine if his thinking isn’t dangerous to others. His refusal to receive a coronavirus vaccine for a long time has always been beyond his comprehension. But the dangers of not being vaccinated largely affect those in the Nets organization. Now, the hatred of an entire group of people is a completely different story. More than 10 percent of Jewish population in the world live in the New York metropolitan area, where you fit into home games. And Irving tried to weaken them.