"This Is Hurtful For All Of Us": Irving Blasted For Promoting Hate Propaganda

It didn't take long this season for Kyrie Irving to expose himself once again for his dangerous beliefs. Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has condemned Irving for his promotion of a film and book filled with antisemitic hate propaganda. 

"I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to support a film based on a book full of anti-semitic disinformation," wrote Tsai in a tweet. "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."

Irving posted a tweet that shared a link to an antisemitic film, and the book it was based on. As noted in Rolling Stone, the film is "stuffed with antisemitic tropes."

In addition to Tsai's personal reaction, the Brooklyn Nets officially released a statement as a team:

"The Brooklyn Nets strongly condemn and have no tolerance for the promotion of any form of hate speech," the team's statement 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."

Irving missed most of last season for his choice to remain unvaccinated and to "be a voice" for that choice. He's also stated his belief in the past that the earth is flat. 

The Nets refused to sign him to a contract extension during the summer and he is due to become a free agent after the season. 

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