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Enes Kanter Freedom Rips Warriors Minority Owner For Insensitive Take On China

Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom put Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya on blast during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday.

Palihapitiya recently made insensitive comments on a podcast, saying he doesn’t care about the ongoing Uyghur genocide.

“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya said, via The Western Journal. “You bring it up because you really care, and I think that’s nice that you care. The rest of us don’t care.

“I’m telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line.”

Kanter Freedom, who has been outspoken on the NBA’s silence of the atrocities committed in China, said he couldn’t focus on the Celtics’ Monday afternoon game against the Pelicans when he first heard the comments.

“First of all, I couldn’t believe it. I was very angry, very disgusted and very disappointed,” Kanter Freedom said. “I couldn’t focus on the game because of his comments. I mean, you look at the Uyghur people. What’s happened to the Uyghurs is one of the worst human rights abuses in the world today, and there’s a genocide happening while we’re talking right now.

“And he’s going out there and saying, ‘I could care less.’ It’s a shame, and it is disgusting.”

Kanter Freedom continued, saying that Palihapitiya was virtue signaling.

“He pretends to care about others, but the only thing he cares about is money and promoting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) propaganda,” Kanter Freedom said. “And it makes me sick how he’s using social justice to make money for his company.

“I want to ask him one question – If your mother, if your daughter, if your sister was in those concentration camps and getting tortured and gang-raped every day, would you still think about money? Would you tell? Would you still remain silent?”

Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, later clarified his comments on Twitter.

“To be clear, my belief is that human rights matter, whether in China, the United States or elsewhere; full stop,” he wrote.


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Written by Nick Geddes

Nick is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Nick is a life-long sports fan who is proud to say he suffered through 15 years of Bucs futility to witness a Super Bowl victory in 2020. Nick has a passion for writing and is proud to represent OutKick. Follow me on Twitter @NickGeddesNews and on Instagram @nick.geddes.

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  1. Original article went on to state that he denied a genocide was even occurring.

    And, can’t help but note, “full stop” was the construction President Obama used when repeating the lie that under ACA, everyone who wanted to would be able to keep their own doctor or their health care plan. “Full stop.”

    Wonder how many Obama alums are on this particular PR payroll.

  2. 90 years ago this guy would’ve said, “nobody cares about the nazis killing Jews. We have our own problems, so who are we to criticize Germany.”

    What’s funny is that he clearly also doesn’t care about the things he does say he’s worried about. He just has to say he cares about climate change because that’s the power structure here.

    He really cares about making money, and in his line of work that requires appeasing China and the left, which he’s attempting to do.

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