- Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya recently stated that “nobody cares about” about China’s human rights violations of the Uyghurs during a podcast appearance
- Palihapitiya immediately received backlash on the Internet over his comments
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Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, who also happens to be a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, went viral on Monday afternoon after he made some eyebrow-raising comments regarding his views on China’s treatment of its ethnic-Muslim Uyghur population during an appearance on the All-In podcast.
When China’s human rights violations of the Uyghurs was brought up as a topic of discussion, Palihapitiya told the rest of the panel that “nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs.”
“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay. You bring it up because you care, and I think it’s nice that you care. The rest of us don’t care. I’m just telling you a very hard, ugly truth. Of all the things that I care about, yes, it is below my line”
“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay? … I’m telling you a very hard ugly truth… Of all the things I care about, yes it is below my line.”
—Chamath Palihapitiya (billionaire CEO of Social Capital & part owner of Golden State Warriors)pic.twitter.com/gPGLpg4vgO
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 17, 2022
Palihapitiya’s comments come in a time when the NBA has been criticized for doing business with China despite accusations from human rights groups that the communist nation is committing genocide by holding ethnic Muslims in concentration camps.
When @NBA says we stand for justice, don’t forget there are those who sell their soul for money & business like @chamath the owner of @warriors,
who says “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs”
When genocides happen, it is people
like this that let it happen
— Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) January 17, 2022