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Open Letter to Kyrie Irving: Where’s the actual apology

Dear Kyrie,

While the comments you made yesterday addressing the controversy regarding your promotion of the movie “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake up Black America”,were certainly an improvement from comments previously made or conspicuously not made, “accepting responsibility” as you cleverly stated, is not enough.  As a proud Jew and son of Holocaust survivors, I demand to hear the following words out of your mouth. “I apologize”, or “I am sorry for the words that I said and the pain that I caused.”

You see, anyone who has followed you over the years knows that you think you are smarter than everyone else.  As it happens though Kyrie, the world is not flat, and Jews are not the devil.  So, you are clearly not as smart as you think you are.  I would guess that no one is as smart as you think that you are.  That being said, because of your arrogance, it is striking to me that in your statement, you never mention anti-Semitism, and you never apologize to the Jewish people.  Saying you take responsibility, in Kyrie speak, is a clever way of addressing it, without saying you did anything wrong.

Just in case you do believe you did nothing wrong, let me make it clear to you.  As Rich Eisen beautifully stated after you accused Nick Friedell of dehumanizing you for of all things holding you accountable for your actions, your behavior dehumanizes us as Jews.  And frankly I can’t help but think that somewhere in your thought process you felt that not apologizing to Jewish people and not mentioning anti-Semitism specifically, kept you in good stead with the likes of Kanye West and Louis Farrakhan. 

Tell me I am wrong Kyrie.  Let me hear you say you are sorry.  Then, and only then will your words mean anything to me.  In the meantime, if you don’t care for Jews, you might consider getting the hell out of Brooklyn.


David Groen

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