Nets’ proprietor Joe Tsai condemned his star level guard, Kyrie Irving, for a tweet that shared an antisemitic movie.
Tsai launched an announcement Friday night time on Twitter.
“I’m disillusioned that Kyrie seems to help a movie based mostly on a ebook stuffed with anti-semitic disinformation,” Tsai tweeted. “I need to sit down and ensure he understands that is hurtful to all of us, and as a person of religion, it’s flawed to advertise hate based mostly on race, ethnicity or faith.”
Irving shared a film referred to as “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.” In accordance with Rolling Stone, “The video relies on a venomously antisemitic ebook which asserts that “many well-known high-ranking Jews” have “admitted” to “worship[ing] Devil or Lucifer.”
The 30-year-old level guard isn’t any stranger to controversy. Irving posted a clip on Twitter in September of Alex Jones selling conspiracy theories and sat out a majority of the Nets’ house video games final season because of reluctance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nets group additionally launched an announcement condemning Irving’s newest tweet.
“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and haven’t any tolerance for the promotion of any type of hate speech,” the staff mentioned Friday. “We consider that in these conditions, our first motion have to be open, trustworthy dialogue. We thank these, together with the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), who’ve been supportive throughout this time.”
Irving has not addressed his choice to share the movie.