The National Basketball Association is now blocking fans from customizing jerseys to include “FreeHongKong,” while allowing a range of gross activist slogans on its merchandise. Through its online store, the league has long let fans create jerseys with personalized messages on the back. In fact, the feature recently become a key part of the NBA’s push to allow players to sport activist statements on their jerseys. Today, however, it became clear the NBA doesn’t love all protests equally.
Yeah, the NBA, Hollywood, and even the video game industry are all increasingly kowtowing to China because they want that Chinese money. Hell, wasn't Google at some point also bowing to Chinese pressure to create a censored browser for China?
Nobody seems to be bothered by the Muslim concentration camps in China, or that China has recently turned the Communism up to 11 and are somewhat trying to do to Hong Kong what Russia did to Crimea.
I'm not for huge government regulation (though I do think it is good in certain situations), but it would be nice if something were done to quash the Communism-creep that seems to be going on among our business sector. Our own entertainment and tech media and business practices are being crafted to appeal to a communist regime, rather than appeal to American consumers. Not sure that Antifa is a huge demographic in terms of profitability.
The rank hypocrisy of the NBA (and its players, and its fans, and its enabling sportswriters) is what gets me. You just know that if someone starting saying "Asian lives matter, too" anywhere near any of the above, they'd get called out for "not getting it."