Kyrie Irving has responded to the backlash from his so-called “all white girl” yacht party he threw to celebrate his recent NBA Finals victory.
“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,” the Cleveland Cavs star posted to Facebook.
The whole dilemma started after footage surfaced from Irving’s party with only white women in partying around him. Many on Twitter, Black women especially, took offense to the video and quickly blew up Irving’s Twitter mentions. To his defense, the short clip only showed off a small portion of the boat not giving us full view of everyone in attendance. Are people jumping to conclusions? Are fans making this yacht party bigger than it is?
— Complex (@ComplexMag) June 24, 2016
Irving thinks the issue “embarrassing” and “an inaccurate portrayal of who and what I represent as man.” However he does issue an apology “to anyone if they were offended initially without knowing any of what actually happened.” He concludes the FB post by stating, “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.”
Read Kyrie Irving’s full Facebook post below.