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Kyrie Irving Does An About-Face After Promoting Anti-Semitic Film

By Daryl Nelson
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Kyrie Irving was accused of promoting anti-Semitism after he posted about the movie Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America on social media last week.

Reporters questioned him about it soon after and the hoop star said that he wouldn't "stand down" on his beliefs. 

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai later said he was disappointed by Kyrie's posts.

But on Wednesday, November 2, Kyrie, the Nets and the Anti-Defamation League released a joint statement denouncing all forms of hate. It was also revealed the point guard and the Nets will each donate $500,000 to organizations that fight racism.

“I oppose all forms of hatred and oppression and stand strong with communities that are marginalized and impacted every day,” said Kyrie in the statement. “I am aware of the negative impact of my post towards the Jewish community and I take responsibility."
 
"I do not believe everything said in the documentary was true or reflects my morals and principles," he added. "I am a human being learning from all walks of life and I intend to do so with an open mind and a willingness to listen. So from my family and I, we meant no harm to any one group, race or religion of people, and wish to only be a beacon of truth and light.”

From here, we'll have to see if Kyrie's apology and donation ends the backlash.

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