CALIFORNIA (Yaakov M / VINnews) — Black conservative commentator Candace Owens, who works for Ben Shapiro’s “Daily Wire”, seemed to condone (and almost promote) the reading of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, while bemoaning the backlash over Kyrie Irving’s antisemitic conspiracy theories.Join our WhatsApp group
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On Wednesday, Owens – who has repeatedly defended Kanye West — referenced an antisemitic movie called “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” that has become a bestseller on Amazon after the NBA player promoted it.
Candace Owens: "If you actually go on Amazon right now, you can order and read Mein Kampf. It is not an endorsement of Adolf Hitler to read a historical textbook" pic.twitter.com/l4BawvXEDv
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) November 9, 2022
Numerous organizations have called on Amazon to stop selling the documentary, which the Washington Free Beacon said “not only denies the Holocaust but also claims Jewish people falsified the historical record about it in order to ‘conceal their nature and protect their status and power.’ It also claims that white people cannot be authentic Jews, a belief that inspired the deadly 2019 shooting at a kosher supermarket” in Jersey City”
In her diatribe, Owens said, “I was right. Last night, #HeroestoNegroes was trending on Twitter. It was a top trend on election night, no less, and everybody under the trend was saying ‘I’m watching it right now, I’m watching it, why would they try to take this from us?’ Why would they try to keep this information from us?’ And that is what happens when you over-censor information.
It was never necessary to attack Kyrie Irving, even if you felt that the information in this documentary was bad. And there are plenty of people that have spoken out and said that. The extreme efforts that the ADL went through in coalition with the NBA to punish him and their efforts to then demand that Amazon take this documentary down, of course, was going to pique people’s interest.
Not only is the documentary the top documentary on Amazon, but it’s also the book – which I didn’t know they had a book – is now a bestseller on Amazon’s list. If you go to Amazon bestsellers, you will see ‘Heroes to Negroes.’ It is one of the bestselling books.
And, what I like about this story is because – you know how I feel about free speech. I think people have a right to be wrong. I think people have a right to take in information. I think people have a right to read whatever they want.
A little reminder, if you actually go on Amazon right now, you can order and read ‘Mein Kampf.’ It is not an endorsement of Adolf Hitler to read a historical textbook. It just is not, right? And the idea that we should be censoring all this information and no one should see it because it hurts some group of people, to me, just does not gel well with our First Amendment rights.
Amazon, still not in trouble, don’t know how Kyrie Irving’s entire life is on the line, but nobody is talking about Amazon, but they are making a ton of money. So Kyrie Irving is losing money and Amazon is making tons of money. Think about that for a second.”