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Kyrie Irving Issues Second Response to ‘No Black Girls Allowed’ Yacht Party, But the Reactions Are Much More Interesting

Kyrie Irving responded twice to the negative backlash he received for his celebratory yacht party last Friday which seemingly hosted only white women. Twitter initially reacted furiously to the pro baller’s turn-up, which was held after he won the NBA Finals with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavilers last week.

Once video surfaced of the bash at Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas, social media users made their feelings known.

Irving responded cryptically to the criticism June 25. In a photo posted on Instagram, he focused on the two women who were “all different shades.” The caption was complete with the hashtag #tryadifferentstory.

All different shades. ?? #Tryadifferentstory #2016WorldChampions

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But the backlash continued and the star was led to address it head on in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

“I was raised by the Black women in my family,” Irving wrote. “And for me to be connected to some nonsense like a ‘No Black girls allowed’ party is embarrassing and an inaccurate portrayal of who and what I represent as [a] man.”

“I would like to apologize to anyone if they were offended initially without knowing any of what actually happened, but that story has no truth to it and I wanted to clear the air on all of this B.S,” he wrote suggesting there were Black women present. “And for those who know me, I’m sorry you all had to answer questions about a story as ridiculous as something like this.”

The statement drew mixed reactions.

Julianna Lobosky, a white woman, blamed the negative online response on pulling the race card.


Cedreca Zabardast Strickland-Peacock was pleased that no Black women were at the party, alluding to lewd activities that occur at such events.


But Tea Porter felt whether or not the party was white women only others acting like such a gathering would be okay was problematic.


Dellyian Oteng Kobby had a colorblind view of  the situation.


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16 thoughts on “Kyrie Irving Issues Second Response to ‘No Black Girls Allowed’ Yacht Party, But the Reactions Are Much More Interesting

  1. It's his choice but when they come for him, he better not come running back to as those types normally do.Enough

  2. Angela Davis says:

    One of those white girls will file rape charges against him and then he will expect black people including women to rally around hid support him just like O.J. But my motto is fuck any black guy messing with a white girl, have them bitches and their family march for you when the police beat your ass or kill you.

  3. My sentiments exactly!

  4. others acting like such a gathering would be okay was problematic."

    "Problematic." And "conversation." And "narrative." And "discourse." All PC buzzwords to make liberal biases kosher.

  5. Are the black men going to the next invite? Ask them to remember OJ. Wy we are disrespected is because we as African-American agree to be abused.

  6. Nick Felix says:

    I really don't understand it. I like all shades of women. Black white Spanish or Asian. But if he said no white girls allowed you'll be praising him. I don't get it.

  7. Exactly, these men do not see themselves as African americans. They want to assimilate to be considered as white, lets not fight with them, throw them out the race, expell them from the community, we keep building and they can leave us alone.

  8. Ralph Rawls says:

    black woman screams rape everyone accuser her of lying or being a gold digger, white screams rape unless you are a white male they going to lynch mob you in the media take all your endorsements and tarnish your name. Keep playing Kyrie, just ask yourself if you did not have money would these white women be chasing you like this. and when you sleep with one and dont give her what she wants, she will scream bloody murder and the boys in blue will be coming for you #KOBE

  9. Nick Felix Its not limited to him, but show me a poor broke African American man with a bunch of white on a yacht, maybe I will change my mind, but until that day, these white women chasing him ARE GOLD DIGGERS.

  10. I see these ads all the time. Are you saying that we do not have jobs/money because we are posting. Wrong.

  11. i saw one blackgirl she was the help!!

  12. black people we will always hate ourselves along with the white racist / prejudice people hating us we can not win!!

  13. I see at least 3 black girls….
    And the end of the day, he doesn't give a crap because black people aren't his employer.

  14. PL Carter says:

    For thos who think, this issue is not important…Think how the Obama's, must feel or be polite to the many when they are the 'only' representing us…this issues is important, due to the fact someone did not include or asked, would you like to come…This is a Black man issues and must be address, by them and us…and its not a race card issues, its our….stop giving us advice on what is an issue to us, I am mature enough to know my issues…Jesse Williams (BET Award) put it just right:).

  15. But what if his baby mama was black and she got awarded the same thing? Would this be a conversation then?

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