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“Nobody cares what’s happening to the Uyghurs” – Golden State Warriors owner Chamath Palihapitiya sparks controversy as franchise tries to distance himself from his views

A minority owner of Golden Empire Warriors The franchise recently shared its views on the reported genocide and human rights abuses of Uyghurs in China. The Warriors organization later released a statement addressing the controversial claim.

Chamath Palihapitiya, part owner of Warriors and current CEO of Social Capital, was asked about his views on international and domestic human rights during “Podcasts all in “. The topic was about Uighur Muslims in China, and Palihapitiya said he was not interested in the issue because it did not affect him personally.

“Nobody cares what’s going on with the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya said. “You bring it up because you really care, but… the rest of us don’t care. I’m telling you an ugly truth that’s hard to hear. Of all the things I care about, yes, it’s under my line.”

This statement has not been well received by the sports community and society at large. One NBA The group owner who says he doesn’t care about genocide and human rights abuses is not a good look for the franchise. The statement may hurt the sentiments of some communities and may affect how fans perceive the organization.

Owner of @ Warrior🏀 says he is not interested in Uyghurs. The conversation went downhill from there.@chamath… – the question of whether a genocide really happened – saying that the CCP is not a dictatorship – saying that the US is no better than the CCP https://t.co/qAwi7hUPvo

Palihapitiya said he didn’t mean to say he didn’t care about Uighur Muslims. He says that people do almost nothing to influence the problem and that the problem is not something everyone wakes up to care about. He said he couldn’t do anything about the situation while sitting in the United States. He said other people easily show empathy but don’t care because it doesn’t change their lives.

He say:

“I’m not saying that what you believe is wrong. In fact, I think that’s great and right. What I’m saying is, when other people try to nod and agree with you at the moment, they do. it’s just a moral quality that signals in a luxuries of belief that they’re not manifesting themselves, they’re not making any changes, and largely because they don’t believe this is a problem.”

Regardless of Palihapitiya’s intentions or his intentions in his statement, the Golden State Warriors stayed out of the situation.

Golden State Warriors releases press release separating itself from claims of part owner Chamath Palihapitiya

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, right, and superstar Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, right, and superstar Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors are one of the NBA’s most highly regarded organizations. They were founded in 1946 as the Philadelphia Warriors and have been one of the most valuable franchises in the world over the past decade. They have one of the most diverse fan bases in the country, and they pride themselves on a home audience.

The organization’s statement distanced itself from the issue in an attempt to avoid further controversy. The press release reads:

“As a limited investor who does not function daily with the Warriors, Mr Palihapitiya does not speak on behalf of our franchise and his views certainly do not reflect those of our organization. .”

The organization has sought to distance itself from the claim of a man who is not involved in the day-to-day running of the team. He is a part owner and does not represent the views of the Golden State Warriors, the franchise said.


Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein

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