What is the Brooklyn Nets' reaction to Kyrie Irving?

OCT 29 , 2022

Irving promoted an anti-Semitic film and a book on social media on Thursday.

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Irving posted a tweet, linked to an Amazon page for the film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” on Thursday.

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According to a report by Rolling Stone, the film is "filled with semiotic tropes".

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The film was released in 2018 and is based on the 2015 book by the same name.

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Due to this, his team and team owner Joe Tsai issued a statement condemning his action.

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“I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation,” Tsai wrote on Twitter. 

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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”, he further said.

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“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” the team said in a statement.

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Irving was previously benched by the Nets for refusing to vaccinate against Covid-19 in 2021.

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