Nets owner condemns Kyrie Irving’s promotion of movie based on book filled with ‘anti-Semitic misinformation’


Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai condemned The apparent promotion of Kyrie Irving of an anti-Semitic film on Twitter.

Thursday, the The Brooklyn guard shared an Amazon link to a movie called “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America”.

Brooklyn Nets #11 Kyrie Irving looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 19, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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“I’m disappointed that Kyrie seems to support a movie based on a book full of anti-Semitic misinformation,” Tsai said on Twitter. “I want to sit down and make sure he understands that it hurts us all and that as a man of faith it is wrong to promote hatred based on race, ethnicity or religion.

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“It’s bigger than basketball.”

The film is said to be based on a 2015 book filled with anti-Semitic material embraced by radical Black Hebrew Israelites.

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The film’s description on Amazon states that the film “uncovers the true identity of the children of Israel by proving the true ethnicity of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the sons of Ham, Shem and Japheth. Find out what Islam, Judaism and Christianity is. concealed for centuries the true biblical identity of the so-called ‘nigger’ in this film packed with tons of research.”

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets attends the fourth round of Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets attends the fourth round of Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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The Nets organization issued a statement condemning “hate speech” ahead of Tsai’s statement.

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“The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have zero tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech,” Brooklyn said in a statement to the New York Post. “We believe that in these situations, our first action should be open and honest dialogue. We thank those, including the ADL [Anti-Defamation League]who supported me during this time.

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Irving’s apparent promotion of the film comes days after Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald have announced they are leaving Donda Sports, founded by the entertainer formerly known as Kanye West.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets prepares to shoot a free throw during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 27, 2022, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets prepares to shoot a free throw during the game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 27, 2022, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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Their decisions came after Adidas announced the company would end its relationship with West after the artist made anti-Semitic statements.

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“Adidas does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other type of hate speech,” the company said in a statement. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values ​​of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to Irving for comment.


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