“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims in China,” says a co-owner of an NBA team

“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghur Muslims in China,” says a co-owner of an NBA team

January 18, 2022 0

What happened:

The co-owner of NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, in a viral video, is heard saying, “It is a hard truth, nobody cares about Uyghurs and caring about Uyghurs is below my line.” Adding to his interview, the co-owner said, “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs. You bring it up because you really care, and I think that’s nice that you care; the rest of us do not care.” 

Details:

 The co-owners statement drew backlash from different social media users forcing golden State Warriors to issue a statement, “A limited investor who has no day-to-day operating functions with the Warriors. He does not speak on behalf of our franchise, and his views certainly don’t reflect those of our organization.” A basketball player and human rights activist, Enes Kanter, tweeted, “When NBA says we stand for justice, don’t forget there those who sell their soul for money & business-like Chamath.” 

What you need to know:

It is pertinent to mention that China has been accused of committing crimes against humanity, especially the Muslims living in Uyghur. It has been reported that more than one million Muslims have been detained and subjected to torture in Uyghur.

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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