Outrage after Amazon set to PROFIT off same movie Kyrie Irving was slammed for promoting
The movie ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’ is accused of promoting what is found to be antisemitic and extremist factions of the BHI movement
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: NBA star Kyrie Irving may have been suspended for allegedly promoting antisemitic sentiments on social media, but many are baffled by the fact that the movie is still up on platforms like Amazon. The Brooklyn Nets slapped a suspension on the basketball player for sharing ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’ which one can rent or buy currently at $10.99 or $48.99, respectively.
This is not it Amazon Prime users have the option ‘Watch and chat with others’ feature that comes with all their TV shows and movies, but activists claim the feature allows them to further harbor hate to strengthen, reported TMZ. Earlier, Brooklyn Nets informed, "We were dismayed today, when given an opportunity in a media session, that Kyrie refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film. This was not the first time he had the opportunity - but failed - to clarify."
After the announcement, Irving said, "To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected by my post ... I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize." Based on Ronald Dalton Jr’s book series of the same name, ‘Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America’ attempts to convince the Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) to believe that certain people of color, including Black Americans, are the true descendants of biblical Israelites, reports ADL.
The movie is accused of promoting what is found to be antisemitic and extremist factions of the BHI movement. They also further claim that the "modern Jews have stolen their religion, and are imposters."
Irving also wrote on his Instagram, “While doing research on YHWH, I posted a Documentary that contained some false anti-Semitic statements, narratives, and language that were untrue and offensive to the Jewish Race/Religion, and I take full accountability and responsibly for my actions. I am grateful to have a big platform to share knowledge and I want to move forward by having an open dialogue to learn more and grow from this.”
He continued, “I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural history regarding the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate. I am learning from this unfortunate event and hope we can find understanding between us all. I am no different than any other human being. I am a seeker of truth and knowledge, and I know who I Am.” As per the report, he is getting mixed reactions to the apology, where some say he’s not sincere.