After seeing the backlash Kanye West received over his antisemitic comments, you’d think Kyrie Irving would know what to expect.
And yet he shared a link to the film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” on Twitter last Thursday. (On Amazon, a synopsis for the film reads in part that it, “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel.”)
The film was created by a holocaust denier and fabricates a quote from Adolf Hitler to promote antisemitic conspiracy theories.
After instant backlash online, Irving took down the post. People blasting Irving’s post included Nets owner Joe Tsai, the Anti-Defamation League and the NBA which released a statement decrying hate speech.
Even though he removed the post, Irving continued to defend his beliefs, saying, “I’m not going to stand down on anything I believe in. I’m only going to get stronger because I’m not alone. I have a whole army around me.”
Fans showed their disgust with Irving at Monday night’s game, wearing shirts that read, “Fight antisemitism.”
Fans showed their disgust by paying top dollar for front row seats. Lol.