There are many stars who have been catching the attention for all the wrong reasons lately. Fans recently canceled one of the most popular celebrities in the world, Kanye West. The reason for that was that he was openly promoting hate speech and anti-Semitic views. As if that wasn’t a lesson, an NBA player has decided to follow suit. It is none other than the man who has involved himself in plenty of controversies; Kyrie Irving.
— Hélà (@KyrieIrving) October 27, 2022
On Thursday, Kyrie decided to promote a movie on Twitter. The problem with that was the fact that it was based on a book that was based on anti-Semitic perspectives and opinions. Since then, the Brooklyn Nets star has received plenty of backlash online, even from his team.
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai wants to make sure Kyrie Irving understands the hurt he has caused
After Kyrie’s tweet, Brooklyn Nets’ owner, Joe Tsai took to Twitter to call the player out. He tweeted, “I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-Semitic disinformation. 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.”
I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation. 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.
— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) October 29, 2022
Tsai also mentioned, “This is bigger than basketball.” It seems like the 58-year-old strongly believes that Irving is on the wrong side of the matter and hopes to educate him on what he has done. In addition, the Nets have also distanced themselves from Kyrie’s tweet. They mentioned in their official statement, “The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech.”
It seems like both the Nets and Joe Tsai disagree with Kyrie and his views on the film. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star has not made any public comment yet. However, according to various reports, Tsai is in dialogue with the player to determine what can be done as damage limitation after the player upset a large group of people with his tweet.