Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis, Jeopardy! Co-Host Mayim Bialik, Emmy Award nominee Debra Messing and more than 200 celebrities have teamed up to tackle antisemitism. The group of public figures has issued a letter requesting Amazon and Barnes & Noble remove Ronald Dalton Jr.’s book and documentary, Hebrews To Negroes: Wake Up Black America. Over the last two weeks, sales of the book and film have skyrocketed. Now, Kunis, Bialik and others are looking to curb the spread of Dalton Jr.’s Amazon listing.
The letter, put together by the Creative Community for Peace, argues that Dalton Jr.’s work brings “tremendous harm to the Jewish community while spreading dangerous misinformation to an impressionable public that may be susceptible to its propaganda.”
“These works promote numerous anti-semitic tropes and conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact, including manufactured Hitler quotes, false claims of Jewish power and control, that the Jewish people fabricated the Holocaust, and that the Jewish people are fake Jews,” the letter reads.
“The claims made in these works have led to the persecution and murder of millions of Jews throughout the centuries.”
In October, Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Kyrie Irving shared a link to Ronald Dalton Jr.’s book and documentary, Hebrews To Negroes: Wake Up Black America. Shortly thereafter, Irving began to field more questions regarding the book and the contents of the film. Ultimately, Irving’s decision to share a link to the film and his answers to questions regarding the film led to a suspension from the Nets. Since then, Irving has issued a written apology via Instagram and met with league officials on “on several occasions.”
“Clara and I met with Kyrie and his family yesterday. We spent quality time to understand each other and it’s clear to me that Kyrie does not have any beliefs of hate towards Jewish people or any group,” Brooklyn Nets Owner Joe Tsai tweeted.
The Nets have not identified when Irving will be able to return to the court, but it appears that he will be back in the team’s lineup in the near future.