‘Pathetic’: Steve Kerr deflects questions about human rights in China by reminding reporters there are ‘people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down’ in the U.S.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr hasn’t seemed too eager to answer questions about the league’s response to the Houston Rockets GM’s tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. Thursday night, Kerr was asked about human rights in China but ended up pivoting to the U.S.:
Steve Kerr on if he's ever been asked about human rights during his previous trips to China:
"No. Nor has (America's) record of human rights abuses come up either… People in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall." pic.twitter.com/56mNC7LmID
— Sam Hustis (@SamHustis) October 11, 2019
wow good point. isolated mass shootings perpetrated by madmen is basically the same thing as government-sponsored campaigns of mass exterminations. https://t.co/23Wh08Rtt1
— 𝔱𝔰𝔞𝔯 𝔟𝔢𝔠𝔨𝔢𝔱 𝔞𝔡𝔞𝔪𝔰 (@BecketAdams) October 11, 2019
Honestly was not expecting the NBA’s appetite for Chinese blood money to produce an “ackshually we’re just as bad” take https://t.co/pj20Y6dqvH
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 11, 2019
What a POS https://t.co/M69rS1pzh0
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 11, 2019
And yet, there it is.
If you think gun violence in America is in any way comparable to the atrocities the Chinese government has done and continues to do… wow.
What is going on here? This is a national disgrace. https://t.co/Ysr6L2AbDF
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 11, 2019
Putz be thy name.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) October 11, 2019
What an immense idiot. The Chinese communist state has murdered tens of millions of people. It has concentration camps open right now. People who shoot ARs in American malls are criminals. https://t.co/vFumkVVdlM
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 11, 2019
Steve Kerr comparing the right to gun ownership in America to China locking up millions of religious minorities in camps and censoring any criticism of their regime.
Maybe "shut up and coach" might not be the worst advice for some people… https://t.co/XZCKQEQNvb
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) October 11, 2019
This was not the right answer. Not by a long shot. Wow.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) October 11, 2019
And here's Steve Kerr comparing China's human rights abuses (holding people in camps and silencing Hong Kong protestors) with individuals in the US that commit gun violence.
This is pathetic. The NBA deserves whatever fallout they get from their cowardice. https://t.co/Hldw601jXv
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 11, 2019
This guy should stop talking if he wants people to take him seriously. https://t.co/bOW4v9KlDR
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) October 11, 2019
Political prisoners in China unavailable for comment.
— We Need More Coolidge (@PaineInTheNeck) October 11, 2019
He really doesn't have a clue.
— Wes Ganobcik ™ (@ganobleberries) October 11, 2019
That’s the most disgusting case of equivocation I can recall hearing.
What a cowardly man!
— Stick with Freedom🇺🇸 (@TheMainStick) October 11, 2019
Steve Kerr should, to use his own words, stick to issues he's "well-versed on", like kissing the ass of the Chinese government. What a tool. https://t.co/mg9LcPdn2U
— BT (@back_ttys) October 11, 2019
“Alexa, what’s a useful idiot?” https://t.co/3YdQ3h5YGr
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) October 11, 2019