Thursday, November 03, 2022

Kyrie Irving Condemns Hate Speech

Last week NBA player Kyrie Irving got into a heated exchange with a sports reporter who asked him to defend promoting the documentary 'Hebrews to Negros: American Negro Wake Up' to his 17 million Instagram followers [click here if you missed that]. 

Kyrie takes responsibility for offending Jewish people and donates money to anti-hate groups...

From CNN
Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets announced on Wednesday that they will both donate $500,000 towards anti-hate organizations after the point guard tweeted a documentary deemed to be antisemitic last week.
In a joint statement between Irving, Nets and the Anti-Defamation League – a “nonprofit organization devoted to fighting antisemitism and all types of hate that undermine justice and fair treatment for every individual” – the 30-year-old said he took “responsibility” for the “negative impact” his post had towards the Jewish community.
“I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day,” Irving said.
“I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility. I do not believe everything said in the documentary was true or reflects my morals and principles.
“I am a human being learning from all walks of life and I intend to do so with an open mind and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, we meant no harm to any one group, race or religion of people, and wish to only be a beacon of truth and light.”