The guard had shared details about the movie on social media.
The Nets condemned Kyrie Irving’s determination to advertise an antisemitic movie and ebook on his social media accounts in an announcement on Friday evening.
“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” the staff wrote. “We believe that in these situations, our first action must be open, honest dialogue. We thank those, including the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), who have been supportive during this time.”
Brooklyn proprietor Joe Tsai adopted up the staff assertion with one of his personal, saying that the state of affairs is “bigger than basketball.”
“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.”
An article revealed by Rolling Stone earlier on Friday first drew consciousness to Irving’s promotion of a film known as Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America. According to the journal, the movie is predicated on a 2015 ebook with the identical title that’s “stuffed with antisemitic tropes.”
Irving tweeted out a hyperlink to the movie’s Amazon web page on Thursday. The tweet stays up as of Saturday morning.
Irving has but to touch upon the matter. The Nets play the Pacers on Saturday evening.
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