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Amazon Pressed to Pull Antisemitic Film in Wake of Kyrie Irving Scandal

Kyrie Irving (Getty Images)
Kyrie Irving (Getty Images)

Amazon is under pressure to stop selling an anti-Semitic film that has become a certified best seller on the retail website since basketball star Kyrie Irving promoted it on social media.

Sales of the film Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America skyrocketed on Amazon after Irving promoted it. The film labels the Holocaust one of "five major falsehoods" and promotes the view that white people of the Jewish faith are "not the real Jews."

Amazon’s decision to cash in on the film’s popularity is fueling calls from an anti-Semitism watchdog for the retail giant to pull the documentary, according to a letter sent on Sunday to Amazon and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

"It is imperative we learn the lessons from history and accordingly urge you to immediately remove Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America from your platform," the International Legal Forum (ILF), a pro-Israel advocacy group composed of international lawyers, wrote to Amazon executive chair Jeff Bezos and company CEO Andy Jessy. "With antisemitism exploding to record levels across [the] United States, including violence against Jews, there can be zero tolerance for the promulgation of such hatred, incitement, and antisemitism."

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