Kyrie Irving apologized to “all Jewish households and Communities” in an Instagram put up on Thursday evening.
“To All Jewish households and Communities which might be harm and affected from my put up, I’m deeply sorry to have precipitated you ache, and I apologize. I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, as a substitute of specializing in the therapeutic strategy of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that had been harm from the hateful remarks made within the Documentary.
“I wish to make clear any confusion on the place I stand combating towards Anti- semticism by apologizing for posting the documentary with out context and a factual clarification outlining the precise beliefs within the Documentary I agreed with and disagreed with. I had no intentions to disrespect any Jewish cultural historical past relating to the Holocaust or perpetuate any hate,” wrote Irving.
Irving was most just lately suspended by the Nets for a minimum of 5 video games with out pay following a press convention wherein he took duty however didn’t apologize for linking to an antisemitic movie.
The Anti-Defamation league rejected Irving’s $500,000 donation made to the group on Thursday.