China Brings Out the Hypocrisy in Corporate Social Justice Warriors

Our companies tell us that they are supportive of justice.

In a Nike commercial, Colin Kaepernick (ex-49ers quarterback) says “Believe” in something even though it may mean sacrificing everything.

According to the NBA, it is important that you speak for people who are not able or unable to hear your voice.

Melissa Chen (journalist, corporate PR hoax) says it all in my latest video.

It’s obvious that she is referring to “hogwash,” as the NBA has clearly done. Not want its employees to criticize injustice—if that injustice is in China.

Daryl Morey is the general manager for the Houston Rockets. He tweeted “Fight For Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong!”

Bravo to him. China has repressed freedom in Hong Kong.

China was not happy to hear that an NBA executive said this. Chinese TV stopped showing Rockets matches. The NBA apparently then told their players and top offices to stop complaining. Morey deleted his tweet. Instead, he tweeted that he had “no intention to cause any offense.”

China also received an apology from the NBA for Morey’s inappropriate tweet. Lebron James called Morey “misinformed”. James Harden said, “We love China.”

“China is able to strong-arm these companies…into actually acquiescing with its ideology,” complains Chen.

This ideology can be quite harrowing. China has been accused of genocide by the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim minority in America and elsewhere.

China holds them in “reeducation camp” The satellite footage of blindfolded men in China shows them tied behind the backs and bound with their hands. It looks like they are being held in a concentration camp.

Chen said, “They are forced to slave labor.”

Some Uyghurs, who managed to flee the country, claim that they were tortured.

The NBA does run ads saying, “Speak up for those who might not be able” but it doesn’t want any of its coaches or executives talking about the Uyghur genocide.

Chamath Palihapitiya, a part owner of the Golden State Warriors, was unusually honest when he said, “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs….We have a responsibility to take care of our own backyard first.”

Chen’s comment was taken to heart.

She responds, “Companies such as Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola have a part of their supply chains sourced from the region.” Uyghurs in these regions are often forced to work as slaves.

Hollywood isn’t interested either. The film MulanFilmed in the region where Uyghurs suffer torture, Disney thanked Xinjiang government departments, which are the victims of the abuse, in the credits.

Fast and Furious 9Actor John Cena, promoting his movie to people in Taiwan, said, “Taiwan is the first country that can watch F9.”

Is there something wrong with this?

Chen says Chen had the temerity to refer to Taiwan as a nation, rather than an area controlled by China.

Cena and Universal Pictures were not consulted by China. But Cena soon became a social media star in China. She was pleading with China over and over, saying “sorry”. “I have made a mistake….I really love and respect the Chinese people….I made a mistake,” he pleaded.

Chen describes it as pathetic. I think that the Chinese government enjoys a great deal of satisfaction in being able to force people and companies to agree with their own political ideology.

Only one NBA player has the courage to expose the NBA’s hypocrisy. It is Boston Celtic Enes Kanter Freedom. He criticizes those who are afraid of losing Chinese business contracts and don’t speak out.

He said, “Human Rights and Basic Rights is more important than any deal that you could offer.” His display of messages, such as “Free Tibet”, and “Stand With Taiwan” on his shoes can result in him losing lucrative shoe deals. He denounces Chinese Uyghur oppression.

China won’t be able to broadcast Celtics matches.

Freedom is not afraid to raise his voice, calling out hypocrites, such as Nike. Nike supports social justice causes in America, but remains silent on China’s human rights violations.

Chen says that the hypocrisy is rarely exposed by the media because it “exposes the woke structure of the NBA.”

Companies exist for the money. Do we really expect them to ignore the Chinese market here?

“Absolutely,” says Chen. We can only do our utmost to recognize their hypocrisy and take stock of the cowardice they are displaying.