Earlier last week, many photos and tweets surfaced of Kyrie Irving having an ‘all white girls’ party where he was clearly surrounded by no other race but white women. The controversial boat party led to a huge uproar on twitter and the internet.
Irving that it was ridiculous and made a statement on his Facebook defending himself against all the people that were bad mouthing him:
I’d never think I would have to address something as ridiculous as a yacht party, but I wasn’t raised to discriminate against any race let alone any race of women, especially my own. I was raised by the black women in my family and for me to be connected to some nonsense like a “No black girls allowed” party is embarrassing and an inaccurate portrayal of who and what I represent as man. I wasn’t going to even address any of this because there are literally a million things going on in the world right now that are far more important, rather than people trying to bring question to my character. I would like to apologize to anyone if they were offended initially without knowing any of what actually happened, but that story has no truth to it and I wanted to clear the air on all of this B.S. And for those who know me, I’m sorry you all had to answer questions about a story as ridiculous as something like this. But now, I would like to continue celebrating this championship. Thank you.
If you missed it before, here were the controversial videos and tweets that led up to this huge debacle:
Kyrie Irving been turning up every day since he won. That boy turning up on the yacht as we speak pic.twitter.com/aCLg5ff2a9
— Relatable Oddball HJ (@BUCK15) June 24, 2016
He also responded right after that with this Instagram photo:
We think it’s time to just let the man be and celebrate on his own accord.