Nets owner Joe Tsai issued a statement Friday night condemning guard Kyrie Irving’s decision to promote an antisemitic film and book on his social media accounts.
“I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-Semitic disinformation,” Tsai tweeted. “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.”
Irving promoted a movie called “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” that, as the magazine points out, is “stuffed with antisemitic tropes.”
The Brooklyn Nets star did not like the slander he was receiving online so he spoke out about it.
“I am an OMNIST and I meant no disrespect to anyone’s religious beliefs. The “Anti-Semitic” label that is being pushed on me is not justified and does not reflect the reality or truth I live in everyday. I embrace and want to learn from all walks of life and religions,” he wrote on Twitter.
Irving participated in Saturday’s shootaround and is expected to speak with reporters after their game against the Indiana Pacers.
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