Does Kyrie Irving have anti-Semitic beliefs? “I can’t be anti-Semitic knowing where I’m from” – Yahoo Sports | Episode Movies

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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was given another opportunity Thursday to publicly denounce the anti-Semitic material contained in the film, which he shared with his millions of followers on social media last week.

Once again, Irving missed “an unreserved apology.”

“I repeat again, I don’t know how to justify the label because you guys keep asking me the same questions over and over, but that’s not going to turn into a circle of questions,” Irving told reporters on Thursday, his second Media session since the film was shared a week ago “I have told you how I feel. I respect all walks of life and embrace all walks of life. That’s where I sit.”

When asked for a yes or no answer as to whether he had any anti-Semitic beliefs, Irving said, “I can’t be anti-Semitic knowing where I’m from.” He was asked by another reporter what that means, and repeated the same thing.

Irving went on to deliver a three-minute diatribe when asked if he was surprised his actions were hurting people:

“I can ask a better question: Where were you when I was a kid when I found out that 300 million of my ancestors were buried in America? my family history and where i am proud of and why i am proud to stand here and why if i repeat myself i will not resign has this nothing to do with dismissing any other race or group of people?

“I’m just proud of my heritage and what we’ve been through and the fact that this has pushed me against the Jewish community and I’m here answering questions about whether or not I’m sorry for doing something that I didn’t create , and it was something I shared, and I tell everyone that I take responsibility, then I sit there. Same questions you guys are asking, I’m dealing with, as a melanized, pigmented person, around the world, and dealing with racial prejudice against the color of my skin, demeaning myself for my religious beliefs, and I’m still sitting standing in this seat , so I take my full responsibility – again, I repeat – for having posted anything on my Instagram or Twitter that may have contained some unfortunate untruths.

“But I’m also a human being who’s 30 years old and I grew up in a country that told me I was worthless and that I came from a slave class and came from a people who were meant to be treated like how we are treated every day. So I’m not here to compare the atrocities or tragic events of anyone’s dealings with their families over generations of time. I’m only here to continue uncovering things that affect our world, which continues to sit in darkness.

“I am a light. I am a beacon That’s what I’m here for. You ask me questions about basketball, I’ll give you my expert opinion. You ask me about other things I give you My Opinion and it hits what you think is perception or delusion. You examine my life every day, and you justify it by serving your own purpose, which I honor.

“I want the same respect in return. I’m finding out like everyone else, so please keep the same energy as we talk about anti-other things. Just because I post a documentary doesn’t mean it’s me. I’m an anti-Semite and that doesn’t mean I automatically stand by everyone who believes that, so it’s an unfortunate time we’re in, but I’m glad I was able to stand on the truth because I’m not afraid those microphones, those cameras.

“I used to look everyone in the eye and tell them the truth that I’m proud of who I am. I can reject any label you put on me because I’m a student. I know the Oxford dictionary. You can look it up, right? One of the biggest mistakes I had as a kid was that I didn’t know the European or Western language until I started looking it up and understanding the definitions and why they say, “If you want to trick a Black person, write it.” into a book.’ I’ve wondered my whole life why they say that. Now I’m 30 years old and I know that reading is a superstar because it helps me understand where I’m going and where I’m coming from, like a tree with roots.”

Irving became a member of his late mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe in 2018.

The seven-time All-Star’s latest statement came shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement on Thursday calling on Irving to issue “an unreserved apology” and to denounce anti-Semitism.

“Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film that contains deeply objectionable anti-Semitic material,” Silver said in his statement denounced the heinous and harmful content of the film he intended to release. I will be meeting with Kyrie in person over the next week to discuss this situation.”

Last week, Irving shared a link to the movie Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America on Twitter. The material is grounded in anti-Semitism, including Denial of the Holocaust and an unfounded quote from Adolf Hitler.

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