Allen Iverson finds himself in the midst of controversy, after uploading a picture with Louis Farrakhan, leader of an anti-semitic group.
14 year NBA veteran Allen Iverson recently shared an image with Louis Farrakhan on his Instagram. The post has been heavily criticized by fans around the globe as it has Louis Farrakhan, an anti-semitic figure greeting Allen Iverson himself.
Allen Iverson and Louis Farrakhan
The 2001 MVP wrote, “I didn’t choose to be black, I just got Lucky!!!” in his caption for the image posted on Instagram.
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The image is not recent but was taken a few years back when Allen meet Farrakhan.
Who is Louis Farrakhan?
Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, an organization that has been described as a “hate group” by the Sothern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC).
According to Farrakhan’s ideology, the black community is superior to whites. In 2011 he also called out former US president Barak Obama “first Jewish President” and praised the current president Donald Trump over his antisemitic comments.
This clearly shows the disrespect and hate Farrakhan has for whites and the Jewish community. Farrakhan is also considered by some as the “Black Hitler”.
Thus, Allen Iverson posting a picture with him is seen as controversial, as it massively hurts the sentiments of Jewish people all around the globe.
DeSean Jackson recent anti semitic post
The 33-year-old NFL player posted two different pictures on Instagram which were anti-Semitic but later they were deleted due to the backlash that the post faced from the fans.
The franchise (Philadelphia Eagles) responded toward the anti-Semitic post and said in a statement that Jackson’s post has no place in our society. However, the 2003 NBA champion Stephen Jackson backed the Instagram post of DeSean and extended support to the anti-semitic post.
The post from Allen Iverson shows the bend of ideology that he has towards society. As a famous NBA player, who has fans around the globe, Iverson should be careful about what he posts on his social media.
But even if he does that in the future, fans now know that he too has been in touch with and supports an anti-semitic figure.