Kyrie Irving Remains Defiant Despite Facing Backlash for Promoting Anti-Semitic Movie

The professional basketball player, who has been known for being an anti-vaxxer, comes under fire for tweeting a link to the 'Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America' documentary.

AceShowbiz - Kyrie Irving believes he doesn't owe anyone an apology. The Brooklyn Nets player remained defiant despite facing backlash for promoting a movie called "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America", which many dubbed anti-Semitic.

The 30-year-old defended himself during a Saturday, October 29 presser. "Out of all the judgment that people got out of me posting - without talking to me - I respect what Joe said, but there has a lot to do with not ego or pride with how proud I am be African heritage but also to be living as a free black man here in America knowing the historical complexities for me to get here." he said.

"So I'm not going to stand down on anything I believe in," the professional basketball player further stressed during the presse. "I'm only going to get stronger because I'm not alone. I have a whole army around me."

Kyrie said he found the film "on Amazon, [a] public platform." He added, "Whether you want to watch it or not is up to you... There's things being posted every day. I'm no different from the next human being so don't treat me any different. You guys come in here and make up this powerful influence that I have over top of the adultery of, you cannot post that. Why not? Why not?"

Kyrie came under fire for tweeting a link to the "Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America" documentary. Among those who condemned his post was Nets owner Joe Tsai, who wrote on Twitter, "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."

A team spokesman, meanwhile, told the New York Post, "The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech." The message further read, "We believe that in these situations, our first action must be open, honest dialogue. We thank those, including the ADL [Anti-Defamation League], who have been supportive during this time."

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