Kyrie Irving responds to criticism following promotion of antisemitic film


After Nets owner Joe Tsai took to Twitter to express his “disappointment” in Kyrie Irving promoting a film “based on a book full of antisemitic disinformation,” Irving addressed the criticism he was facing with a tweet of his own.

“I am an OMNIST and I meant no disrespect to anyone’s religious beliefs,” Irving tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “The “Anti-Semitic” label that is being pushed on me is not justified and does not reflect the reality or truth I live in everyday. I embrace and want to learn from all walks of life and religions.”

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Irving received heavy criticism on Thursday after he shared a link to a documentary titled, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” and has been criticized in the past for sharing conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccines and flat-earth theories.

As first reported by Rolling Stone, the film, based on a book by Ronald Dalton, is “stuffed with antisemitic tropes,” and Irving’s sharing of the link to the film comes shortly after Kanye West being banned from Twitter for antisemitic posts.

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