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Boston Celtics Star Calls Xi Jinping ‘Heartless Dictator of China’ for Running ‘Slave Labor Camps’


Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter posted another scathing video on social media Friday calling the leader of China a “heartless dictator” for operating “slave labor camps” across the communist country.

“Heartless Dictator of China, XI JINPING and the Communist Party of China. I am calling you out in front of the whole world. Close down the SLAVE labor camps and free the UYGHUR people! Stop the GENOCIDE, now!” posted Kanter on Twitter.

Kanter made similar comments earlier this week that prompted officials in Beijing to pull Boston Celtics games from the country’s internet.

“The incident could spell fresh trouble for the N.B.A. in China. The league has millions of devoted fans there but has also just spent two years mending its image in the country after a Houston Rockets executive tweeted support in 2019 for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong,” reports the New York Times.

“It’s unclear whether we’ll be back on CCTV television in China this year,” Adam Silver, the commissioner of the N.B.A., told reporters. “Our projections are not dependent on it. I will say we’ve been back on Tencent, the streaming service in China, for some time now, and will be when the season starts.”

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9 responses to “Boston Celtics Star Calls Xi Jinping ‘Heartless Dictator of China’ for Running ‘Slave Labor Camps’”

  1. pandusa says:

    Yep, glad someone with a platform is calling them out. And Blue” Wokie” Cult can’t deny it…and many profit from it like La Bronia and the NBA. But they WILL deny (ignore) it …like the UN. Someone referred to them as the Woke Industrial Complex- good one, it fits ! Like I said ; they DENY the very NOSE on their face…except when they are CUTTING IT off to spite IT. Define hypocrisy…

  2. MisterRepublic says:

    Would have liked to hear the NBA standup too.

    • pandusa says:

      NBA has to much Chinese money in their pocket.Like our politicians…It seems easy to sell your soul to the Devil. But in the end, HE ALWAYS gets paid…one way… or another.

  3. TheInfamousScratch says:

    Fuck the government

  4. Wolv256 says:

    Props to the guy for sticking his neck out, but he’s not close to a “star”. He only averages 5 mins and 2 pts per game.

    • Wolv256 says:

      Which makes this a little more interesting. If it were someone like LeBron saying this, obviously they would need to side with Lebron. But, he’s so low on the totem pole that the easiest thing for the organization to do would be to side with China, except for the possible backlash from the fans here.

  5. Cleffy says:

    Weird way to announce your retirement.