NBA, Which Supports Men Being Allowed into Women’s Bathrooms via “Trans Rights,” To Stage Games in United Arab Emirates, Where Homosexuality Is Punishable By Death
Woke, liberal “Intersectionlism” is a huge failure.
NBA pulled an All-Star Game from Charlotte in 2016 over a bathroom bill allegedly discriminatory toward the LGBTQ community
by Kendall and Casey
The NBA has long been a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, even famously moving a game from Charlotte, North Carolina, due to the state’s bathroom bill.
However, the NBA is now planning to hold its All-Star game in the United Arab Emirates, where homosexual activity is a crime punishable by death.
The games in Abu Dhabi, between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks, are scheduled for Oct. 6 and 8 at the Etihad Arena.
In the UAE, those found guilty of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender might only face fines, forced mental health treatment, life in prison, chemical castration, or floggings if they’re lucky. The less fortunate ones are executed.
This is hardly the first glaring display of the NBA’s hypocrisy on human rights. Its cozy relationship with China is another example.
Kendall & Casey say the NBA’s inconsistent stance on human rights comes down to one thing: Money.
The question for the NBA: How much political hypocrisy, in the service of profit, can fans and sponsors take?
The NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte because LBGT employees within the league didn’t feel comfortable attending given an anti-LBGT law recently passed in North Carolina.
In 2019, NBA players in China for a preseason game said they felt unsafe in the aftermath of someone else tweeting support for Hong Kong protesters, who were trying to maintain and expand their freedoms.
Anyway, the NBA will hold preseason games between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks in United Arab Emirates, where same-sex relationships are illegal and, according to Human Rights Watch, critics of authorities – and critics’ families – are harassed and imprisoned by the state.
May 10, 2022
by Sam Amico
In 2016, the NBA pulled the All-Star Game out of Charlotte after saying a North Carolina bathroom bill was discriminatory toward the LGBTQ community. Yet on Thursday, the league announced it will be holding preseason games in Abu Dhabi, a city in the United Arab Emirates, where being gay is entirely illegal.
In fact, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable by death.
All LGBTQ activity is considered criminal in the United Arab Emirates. Those found guilty of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender face hefty fines and forced mental health treatment at best — and life in prison, chemical castration, floggings and yes, execution, at worst.
The NBA has been among those at the forefront of gay rights, taking a stand whenever there is an opportunity. But it has also been a leader in hypocrisy, its cozy relationship with China being the most obvious example.
Now, the NBA is making an effort to stage games in a region that vehemently and violently opposes human rights for which the league insists it so strongly stands.
Why? Money. By holding preseason games overseas, the NBA has an opportunity to drum up interest in places that normally might not experience NBA basketball. Interest creates business opportunities, fans opening their wallets to buy merchandise, or in this case, tickets to meaningless games that may not draw flies in the U.S.
…But the NBA either supports LGBTQ rights, or it doesn’t. And this is an example where the bottom dollar shows it only supports those rights in the U.S., and therefore, not really at all despite what it would like you to believe.
Here’s what OutKick founder Clay Travis had to say:
“The hypocrisy of not playing games due to a transgender bathroom bill but agreeing to go to the UAE where homosexuality is punishable by death,” he said. “The NBA is claiming to be super woke here in the United States but they are not standing up for United States values around the world.”
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