(AbsoluteNews.com) – The NBA has taken a lot of heat over its business dealings with China. While the communists commit genocide, the league looks away so it can make billions. Recently, one of the partial owners of an NBA team made a horrible comment about the ongoing genocide.
During an episode of his “All-In” podcast that aired on January 15, billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya discussed the US track record with human rights. The part-owner of the Golden State Warriors declared he doesn’t care about the genocide on the Uyghurs in China. He said, “Of the things I care about, yes, it is below my line.” He claimed the US needs to worry about its own house before it criticizes other countries.
When @NBA says we stand for justice, don’t forget there are those who sell their soul for money & business like @chamath the owner of @warriors,
who says “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs”
When genocides happen, it is people
like this that let it happen
— Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) January 17, 2022
A couple of days after the remarks, Palihapitiya tried to walk back his callous statement, bringing up his own experience as a refugee and saying he thinks human rights are important everywhere.
Important issues deserve nuanced discussions. Some clarifying comments: pic.twitter.com/St2jccsu05
— Chamath Palihapitiya (@chamath) January 18, 2022
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) wasn’t buying the apology. The lawmaker said Palihapitiya didn’t “make a mistake” when he told podcast listeners he didn’t care about the Uyghurs. Instead, the Republican said the billionaire was just repeating what’s “in the heart of many of these liberal billionaires.” They don’t care about the genocide as long as they can make some money.
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