Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving created headlines last month when he shared a controversial, antisemitic movie with his over four million followers on social media. Irving initially defended the post before apologizing and serving a team-mandated suspension.
Amazon, by contrast, has not been mired in the same controversy for hosting the video on their major platform. The movie, Hebrews to Negroes, will still be available to watch, according to Amazon’s CEO.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the company has no plans to remove the antisemitic documentary that Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving shared on social media last month.
Jassy: “We have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable."
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“Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said the company has no plans to remove the antisemitic documentary that Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving shared on social media last month,” Mark J. Burns tweeted.
“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable — objectionable and they differ from our particular viewpoints,” Jassy said at a New York Times summit in Manhattan.
Irving served a five-game suspension in which he lost over $2 million in wages during his suspension. The controversial movie rocketed to the Amazon Bestseller’s in two different categories. The movie also shares an entirely fabricated quote from Adolph Hitler that presents the disgraced dictator as a fan of black people.