Cleveland Cavs star Kyrie Irving felt compelled to respond to critics on social media who accused him of throwing a “No Black Girls Allowed” party on a yacht after winning the NBA title.
Irving wrote a Facebook post on Wednesday in which he said, “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,” he continued. “But now, I would like to continue celebrating this championship. Thank you.”
Kyrie Irving threw a "no black girls" yacht party, huh?? JR would never.
— turbo thot. (@_AmazingAriana_) June 24, 2016
Irving previously seemed to have addressed his critics with an Instagram post titled “all different shades.”
But the incessant social media outrage compelled him to respond more formally via a Facebook post.