Nets forcefully denounce Kyrie Irving's promotion of anti-semitic film
The Brooklyn Nets and owner Joe Tsai publicly condemned All-Star point guard and former Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving for promoting the film "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America," on his Twitter account. The controversial movie is widely considered offensive to many groups, but especially to the Jewish community.
I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation. I want to sit down and make sure he understands this is hurtful to all of us, and as a man of faith, it is wrong to promote hate based on race, ethnicity or religion.— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) October 29, 2022
As Rolling Stone initially reported in an article earlier Friday, Irving promoted a movie called "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America" that, as the magazine points out, is "stuffed with antisemitic tropes."
Irving posted a tweet Thursday that linked out to the film's Amazon page.
Anti-semitism has been on the upswing of late and was heavily covered in the news due to Kanye West's recent inflammatory comments. Those comments eventually led to Celtics All-Star guard Jaylen Brown deciding to cut all ties business wise from West.
Report of Kanye West's Donda Academy shutting down draws Jaylen Brown ire https://t.co/m02ReuhtRN pic.twitter.com/K0QLjohkNh— CelticsLife.com (@celticslife) October 27, 2022
Jaylen Brown reverses course and ends relationship with Kanye West's Donda Sports https://t.co/Citl05SswR— TEAMBOSTON (@teamboston) October 26, 2022