- Florida Republican lawmaker Mike Waltz claimed NBC refused to air “Genocide Games,” his purportedly $40,000 ad which calls out specific U.S. companies for supporting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
- The ad also criticizes China’s government for alleged human rights violations.
- “This is the equivalent of holding the Olympics in Germany in the 1940s or Rwanda during their atrocities,” Waltz said of the ongoing Winter Games. “It is beyond the pale that the [International Olympic Committee] didn’t move the games.”
- Some of the companies mentioned in the ad, which features Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter Freedom, include Procter & Gamble, Visa, Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Intel and Nike.
- NBC refuted Waltz’s claim, saying that it had requested the lawmaker to censor the names of the companies in his video.
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) claimed NBC refused to air an ad that calls out U.S. sponsors of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and accused China of human rights violations.
In a tweet on Saturday, the Republican representative from Florida said the news station refused to air his ad, which he called “Genocide Games,” unless he censored the U.S. companies’ names in the video, Mediaite reported.
Enes Kanter Freedom is willing to “help” and “educate” Lakers star LeBron James on China’s human rights issues despite the four-time MVP claiming Freedom is not someone he would “give his energy to.”
It’s time to stand up: Speaking to reporters after the Celtics’ practice on Tuesday, Freedom, who has recently become an American citizen, said he had assumed the discussion would be uncomfortable for the “Space Jam 2” actor, according to ESPN.
Boston Celtics’ Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party and other NBA personalities, has announced his plan to change his last name to “Freedom.”
Outspoken NBA player Enes Kanter continued his public fight against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the alleged use of forced Uyghur labor by calling out Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai.
“Spineless”: Kanter called out the Taiwanese-born Canadian citizen before the Nets and Celtics game on Wednesday, in which Kanter’s team lost 123-104. The Turkish American basketball player called the Nets owner “spineless” in his tweet.
‘He’s someone I wouldn’t give my energy’: Lebron James responds to Enes Kanter calling him a ‘hypocrite’
NBA superstar LeBron James has broken his silence over Enes Kanter’s call-out last week, where he accused the “Space Jam 2” actor of choosing “money over morals” on the issue of Nike and alleged forced labor in China.
The clapback: During a press conference after the Lakers-Celtics match on Friday, James, 36, said Kanter, 29, was using James’ name “to create an opportunity for himself.”