On Friday night, Kyrie Irving tweeted an Amazon Prime Video link to the 2018 film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.”

Kyrie Irving : What did tweet | Antisemitic video

Irving announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the 2011 NBA draft, where he was selected with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving : What did tweet | Antisemitic video

Kyrie Irving was named to the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge, where he played for Team Chuck. Irving scored 34 points in the game, going 8-of-8 from three-point range, and earned MVP honors.

He also won the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award with 117 of a possible 120 first-place votes. He was the only unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Kyrie Irving what did tweet 

On Thursday afternoon, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving posted a tweet and an Instagram story endorsing a 2018 film described as filled with antisemitic disinformation. Also the posts included a link to a Amazon page marketing the film.

The postings were followed Friday night by a statement from the Nets condemning, “the promotion of any form of hate speech,” The statement, in response to a NetsDaily response for comment on the endorsement, did not name Irving. Then, a little more than three hours later, Joe Tsai went further.

Kyrie Irving : What did tweet | Antisemitic video

He tweeted more specifically about Irving’s postings, saying he’s “disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation” and suggested the two talk.

The controversy began not long before the Nets lost to the Mavericks Thursday.

Irving has 4.5 million followers on Twitter and 17.5 million on Instagram.

The tweet first caught the attention of Rolling Stone writer Jon Blistein who described the film and the 2015 book on which it is based as “venomously antisemitic” noting that the book included commentary that “many famous high-ranking Jews” have “admitted” to “worship[ing] Satan or Lucifer.”

Kyrie Irving Antisemitic video 

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has condemned Kyrie Irving’s decision to share a link to a movie based on a book ‘containing anti-Semitic disinformation’ on his Twitter and Instagram profiles.

The NBA star grabbed attention for publicizing the 2018 film ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’ on social media with a link to its Amazon page.


Magazine Rolling Stone has labeled the book with the same name, released in 2015, which the film is based on as ‘venomously anti-Semitic’.

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

‘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.

‘This is bigger than basketball.’ 

Publication Rolling Stone pointed out that the book by Ronald Dalton Jr. comments that ‘many famous high-ranking Jews’ have ‘admitted to ‘worship[ing] Satan or Lucifer.’

Kyrie Irving : What did tweet | Antisemitic video

Also the Nets distanced themselves from Irving’s posts in a statement to the New York Post, condemning hate speech while not commenting on their player’s actions on Thursday.

‘The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,’ the statement read.

By Rishabh

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