그는 덧붙였다: “I don’t need a lecture through China, I don’t want propaganda. I want to actually get to see the real China and show the whole world what’s going on. 그래서, 예, I actually do accept his offer.”
Freedom has also previously raised awareness for China’s treatment of Tibet
, Taiwan and Hong Kong
, and has more recently called for a boycott of the 2022 동계 올림픽
The 29-year-old’s comments have prompted a backlash in the Asian nation, with Celtics games being pulled by Chinese video streaming site Tencent and the government criticizing Freedom’s comments.
“I want everyone to know that China’s Communist Party does not represent the Olympic core of excellence, of friendship, of respect,” 그는 계속했다. “They are a brutal dictatorship. They threaten freedoms and they do not respect human rights.”
이번주 초, the Golden State Warriors distanced themselves from comments made by part owner Chamath Palihapitiya
, who said on a podcast that
“nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs.
” 그는 덧붙였다: “It’s nice that you care
, but the rest of us don’t care.
The Warriors said in a statement that Palihapitiya “has no day-to-day operating functions” with the team and that “his views certainly don’t reflect those of our organization.”
For his own part, Freedom called Palihapitiya’s comments “unbelievable,” 첨가: “It was pathetic, it was disgusting, and I was very ashamed for him for sure.”