The news airwaves were shaken today when a people began to think Kyrie Irving is an anti-vaxxer due to a twitter post he made, although his vaccination status is unknown. In a controversial message it seemed Kyrie Irving told people to take off their masks in regard to COVID-19. However, in reality people may be taking his words for what they mean on the surface, forgetting that Kyrie Irving is a deep thinker who seems to talk in riddles.
Did Kyrie Irving Tell People to Stop Wearing Masks for COVID-19?
Before we delve into the words Kyrie Irving wrote, it’s best to know exactly what he said. In the tweet he wrote this,
“My mask is off. Now take yours off. No fear.”
On the surface it does sound like Kyrie Irving is telling people not to wear masks for protection from COVID-19, and also urging them not be scared when they do, but if you look closer you’ll realize his statement is a metaphor of life.
What does Kyrie Irving mean by “mask off” and “no fear”?
In our opinion Kyrie Irving is conveying that people shouldn’t force their beliefs on other people. He seems to be also urging people to think for themselves, in an era ruled by hive mentality. If you want to relate this to COVID, he would probably be against people being bullied into making a medical decision in terms of being vaccinated, which would be a pro-choice line of thinking.
It doesn’t seem like he literally means people should take their mask off. In fact you’ll probably see him wearing a mask during the NBA season.
The Real Issue About Kyrie Irving’s ‘My Mask is Off’ Statement
Although it’s easy to see that Kyrie Irving statement wasn’t meant to be taken literally, the timing of his statement in regards to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, is very bad. There will likely be thousands of people who take that statement literally, and thousands more who will purposely take it literally to further their own beliefs.
What you have to admire about the situation is Kyrie Irving not being afraid of controversy, because he had to know this would cause controversy. In world where most athletes would be afraid to say something like this, Kyrie Irving seemingly welcomes the backlash.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff