The NBA is in trouble. They’ve bowed to Communist China. They quashed their own players and coaches. They’ve shown the backbone they displayed when being social justice warriors over transgender bathroom rights was a virtue signaling act, nothing more. Then yesterday, their chief social justice warrior, who happens to coach a team named Warriors, gave a response that was off the rails.
When he received a question wondering if he’s ever been asked about human rights while visiting China, he answered by condemning America. Seriously.
Steve Kerr on if he's ever been asked about human rights during his previous trips to China:
"No. Nor has (America's) record of human rights abuses come up either… People in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall." pic.twitter.com/56mNC7LmID
— Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) October 11, 2019
By comparing the atrocities that have been taking place in China for decades to our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms is ludicrous. China has killed more of their own people over the last 70 years than there are AR-15s in existence. For Kerr to make the false equivalence that America’s human rights abuses are somehow comparable to China’s is a perfect example of why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.
Twitter wasn’t happy with his comments.
Someone should ask Kerr how many people have been murdered under communism. There is no equivalent between us and China. This is disgusting to see these scumbags like Kerr promote the communist line. https://t.co/GZiygMhCB1
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) October 11, 2019
If you're response to China's human rights abuses is to compare China to individuals who commit mass shootings in America, maybe sit this one out.
It's clear the NBA won't tolerate any criticism of China, but don't throw the US under the bus because you're too scared to say it. https://t.co/Hldw601jXv
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 11, 2019
Steve Kerr decided to make everything worse https://t.co/FOyDNCJW47
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 11, 2019
Oh this is really bad from Steve Kerr. https://t.co/PJvmTpOCdm
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) October 11, 2019
Honestly was not expecting the NBA’s appetite for Chinese blood money to produce an “ackshually we’re just as bad” take https://t.co/pj20Y6dqvH
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 11, 2019
This guy should stop talking if he wants people to take him seriously. https://t.co/bOW4v9KlDR
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) October 11, 2019
If Steve Kerr wants to move to China, I will personally pay for his one-way first class ticket. https://t.co/QG8DAYP7L8
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) October 11, 2019
An elephant and a mouse are walking in the desert. The mouse looks back and says to the elephant: "Wow. Look at all the sand we're kicking up." https://t.co/NbOy2JPHXX
— neontaster (@neontaster) October 11, 2019
Nobody's perfect, some countries have governments that respect an individual right to bear arms, and other countries violently squash all dissent and imprison people in labor camps, so you know, potato, potahto https://t.co/FDFI9CCtms
— Patterico (@Patterico) October 11, 2019
And here's Steve Kerr comparing China's human rights abuses (holding people in camps and silencing Hong Kong protestors) with individuals in the US that commit gun violence.
This is pathetic. The NBA deserves whatever fallout they get from their cowardice. https://t.co/Hldw601jXv
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 11, 2019
If you think gun violence in America is in any way comparable to the atrocities the Chinese government has done and continues to do… wow.
What is going on here? This is a national disgrace. https://t.co/Ysr6L2AbDF
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 11, 2019
What an immense idiot. The Chinese communist state has murdered tens of millions of people. It has concentration camps open right now. People who shoot ARs in American malls are criminals. https://t.co/vFumkVVdlM
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 11, 2019
Steve Kerr comparing the right to gun ownership in America to China locking up millions of religious minorities in camps and censoring any criticism of their regime.
Maybe "shut up and coach" might not be the worst advice for some people… https://t.co/XZCKQEQNvb
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) October 11, 2019
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) October 11, 2019
China's power is such that it can force rich and famous Americans to resort to Twitter-troll-level whataboutism https://t.co/ziJaxaSmXg
— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) October 11, 2019
This piece of anti-American garbage is comparing the United States of America to the Communist Party of China
China has murdered tens of millions of its own citizens and has millions locked up in concentration camps and is waging an all out war on Western democracies https://t.co/ww8PTpGHsb
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 11, 2019
Guys, I'm not positive, but…but I'm beginning to suspect that Steve Kerr may be a cowardly, hypocritical bag of shit. https://t.co/331r6LyUPV
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) October 11, 2019
You know who could use a few AR-15s? The Uyghurs. https://t.co/FwJ2C1HHoV
— prop op (@ProperOpinion) October 11, 2019
In case there’s ever a shortage of off-base whataboutisms, we can store Steve Kerr’s comparison of China’s atrocities to AR-15s as a never-ending supply to replay again and again. The NBA has become a cesspool of communist idiocy.
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