AceShowbiz - Kyrie Irving clearly loves conspiracy theories, but this time he landed in hot water for sharing the "New World Order" theory. The NBA star has been heavily mocked after he shared a 2002 video of controversial radio host Alex Jones decrying the widely-discussed theory.
On Thursday, September 14, the Brooklyn Nets athlete turned to Instagram Story to post the said footage. "Yes there have been corrupt empires. Yes they manipulate. Yes there are secret societies. Yes there have been oligarchies throughout history," Alex began in the clip.
"And yes, today in 2002, there is a tyrannical organization calling itself the 'New World Order', pushing for worldwide government," Alex continued. "A cashless society. Total and complete tyranny. By centralizing and socializing healthcare, the state becomes God, basically, when it comes to your health. And by releasing diseases and viruses and plagues up on us, we basically get shoved into their system where human beings are absolutely worthless."
Shortly after sharing the old video, social media users quickly turned to Twitter to roast the 30-year-old basketballer, who remains unvaccinated against COVID-19 as he believes "nobody should be forced to do anything with their bodies." One person tweeted, "Me after seeing Kyrie Irving share a Alex Jone Conspiracy Video; Just smile politely y'all. We're witnessing mental illness." A second wrote, "Kyrie is definitely the first case of basketball induced CTE."
"Kyrie not even into cool conspiracies. He on lame early 2000s s**t. TELL ME LEMONS ARE A FAKE FRUIT OR SOMETHING," someone else blasted Kyrie, while another warned him, "@KyrieIrving Alex Jones is a dangerous, dangerous man. It's very hurtful and deeply unwise to share a video like this on Instagram."
A separate Twitter user opined, "Well that's official. I'm out on Kyrie Irving. Dumba** flat-earther stuff was one thing. Anti-covid vaccine was really bad. Sharing stuff from that vile piece of s**t Alex Jones is completely off the rails." The said person then urged Kyrie to "get help."
In 2018, Kyrie made headlines for claiming the Earth is flat. He later apologized for the stance. "I was definitely at that time, 'I'm a big conspiracy theorist. You can't tell me anything.' I'm sorry about all that," he said in October 2018. "Even if you believe in that, don't come out and say that stuff. That's for intimate conversations because perception and how you're received, it changes. I'm actually a smart-a** individual."