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Nets, ADL sent letter to Amazon; requests to either remove or add context about antisemitic film promoted by Kyrie Irving

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The Brooklyn Nets are continuing their efforts to combat scrutiny in wake of their connection with the embattled Kyrie Irving.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Nets have partnered with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in sending a formal letter with Jeff Bezos and fellow Amazon leaders, as they requested to either remove the link of “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” or add up additional context and issues behind the movie to their owned platform.

The said film was promoted by Irving by posting its Amazon link to his Twitter account last week, which absorbed general flak due to its antisemitic tropes, content and themes. The All-star point guard even raised more eyebrows upon his hesitancy to issue an apology on his Thursday media availability, which prompted the Nets to finally suspend him for at least five games without pay.

This move orchestrated by both the Nets and ADL can’t be more needed to happen due to the fact that the fiasco made by Irving further elevated the relevance of the book that was based by the antisemitic movie, which will continue to endanger the lives of the Jewish community.

Shortly after the Nets announced their sanction, Irving finally aired his apology via Instagram, which still drew doubts amongst the public. For its part, the ADL refused to accept his $500,000 donation in fighting hate speech, noting their “good conscience” to do so.

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