The NBA player ripped into New York City Mayor Eric Adams for the city’s vaccine mandate, which has put thousands of Americans out of a job.
NBA superstar Kyrie Irving took to Twitter Wednesday to speak out against vaccine mandates in America.
Kyrie Irving, an unvaccinated Brooklyn Nets point guard, is no stronger to controversy. The NBA player ripped into New York City Mayor Eric Adams for the city’s vaccine mandate, which has put thousands of Americans out of a job.
“If I can work and be unvaccinated, then all of my brothers and sisters who are also unvaccinated should be able to do the same, without being discriminated against, vilified, or fired,” Irving commented on Twitter.
“This enforced Vaccine/Pandemic is one the biggest violations of HUMAN RIGHTS in history,” the seven-time All-Star added.
The Nets’ owner Joe Trsai and General Manager Sean Marks allowed Irving to begin the NBA season as a full-time player despite his vaccination status.
However, as Nets players began to test positive for COVID-19, Irving was limited to only playing on road games, primarily due to NYC’s strict COVID-19 restrictions.
As National File previously reported, Irving faced criticism from vaccine-advocates and leftwing sports commentators earlier this week after he posted a clip of Alex Jones to his 17 million Instagram followers.:
NBA player Kyrie Irving reposted a 2002 video of Alex Jones where the controversial rightwing figure predicted a “New World Order” would release “plagues” upon the United States to manipulate society.
“The facts and common sense are in. Yes, there have been corrupt empires. Yes, they manipulate. Yes, there are secret societies. Yes, there have been oligarchies throughout history,” Alex Jones says in the video, originally posted by The Free Thought Project.
Jones called the New World Order a “tyrannical organization” which seeks to centralize and socialize health care to play the role of god in society.
“And yes, today in 2002, there is a tyrannical organization calling itself the New World Order pushing for worldwide government, a cashless society, total and complete tyranny. By centralizing and socializing health care the state becomes god basically when it comes to your health.”
“And, then by releasing diseases and viruses and plagues upon us, we then basically get shoved into their system where human beings are completely worthless,” Jones added.
The caption of the video reposted by Irving reads: “Back in 2002 an unknown community access television host named Alex Jones was warning the world about oligarchies, secret societies, cashless societies, and global government. Oh yeah, he also predicted CVD-1984. Maybe we should have listened?”
Social media users tore into Irving for sharing the video of Jones with his 17 million Instagram followers.
One social media called the video clip “deeply anti-Semitic” before demanding Irving be held accountable for his reposting of the post.
“People are dunking on Kyrie Irving for posting a clip of Alex Jones, but his ignorance is not funny. The ‘New World Order’ trope is deeply anti-Semitic and someone needs to hold him accountable for that,” Dan Wolken, a USA Today columnist, said on Twitter.
NBA commentator Cameron Tabatabaie called Irving’s actions “very hurtful and deeply unwise.”
Leftist commentator Dash Dobrofsky piled on with attacks against Irving, calling the NBA superstar “disgraceful.”
Watch the full video of Jones by clicking here.
Reporting by The National File.