In a heated press conference held on Saturday night, Nets star Kyrie Irving reiterated his support for an antisemitic video and the “New World Order” hypothesis of hidden societies. This came after his team’s owner had criticized Irving for his stance on the film.
The conspiracy theory, promoted by Infowars presenter Alex Jones, makes the unfounded claim that government officials are attempting to enslave the populace by, among other means, the release of viruses.
Irving defended himself on Twitter after he shared a link to the 2018 movie “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which promotes a number of antisemitic stereotypes. “History is not meant to be hidden from anyone,” he said.
“Have I done something wrong?” Irving remarked. “Have I harmed anyone? Have I hurt anyone? Am I declaring my hatred for a certain set of individuals right now?
The Nets owner Joe Tsai reprimanded Irving in a statement on Friday, calling him “disappointed” for his recent tweets and Instagram posts on the documentary.
Tsai wrote in a message on Twitter, “I want to sit down and make sure he realizes this is harmful to all of us, and as a man of faith, it is unacceptable to encourage hate based on race, nationality, or religion.”
Irving said in a tweet on Saturday that he was a “omnist,” or someone who respects all religions. The term “anti-Semitic” that is being applied to me is unjustified and does not accurately describe the truth or reality I experience on a daily basis, he claimed.
After the Nets’ defeat to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, at the press conference, Irving fought with a reporter who said he had “supported” the documentary and insisted he was not antisemitic.
When it comes to religion, I’m not a polarizing guy, Irving declared. I welcome people from all backgrounds.
Irving provided ambiguous responses when asked about the probable repercussions of disseminating an antisemitic documentary to his millions of social media fans.
Irving said that he was in a special position to impact his neighborhood. “What I publish does not imply that I agree with everything being stated,” I said.
There are items posted every day, he subsequently said. Do not treat me any differently than you would another human being.
Irving was also questioned about his backing of Jones, who last month was forced to pay almost $1 billion in damages following a lawsuit over his false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, which claimed the lives of 26, was a hoax. Irving stated in a 2002 video about the New World Order hypothesis that he published on Instagram last month that he did not support Jones’s assertion that Sandy Hook was a fake but that Jones was correct.
It’s true, kyrie irving antisemitic, Irving responded, adding that it was funny that out of everything I uploaded that day, that was the only one that people had chosen to view.
Jones stated in the video, “The facts and common sense are in. Yes, corrupt empires have existed in the past. They do indeed manipulate. There exist, in fact, hidden groups. Yes, oligarchies have existed throughout history. And sure, the ‘New World Order,’ a despotic group that advocates for a unifying government, exists now, in 2002.
Irving has faced criticism from the public for his backing of Jones and the documentary, but on Saturday he persisted.