Golden State Warriors Owner Proudly Declares He Doesn’t Care About China’s Treatment of Uyghurs
By Alex Griffing
17 January 2022
Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya offered a very stark assessment of China’s treatment of its ethnic-Muslim Uyghur population, saying “nobody cares what’s happening to the Uyghurs” on a recent episode of his All-In podcast.
Palihapitiya’s comments come after many human rights groups have accused China of genocide for detaining up to a million people in “re-education” camps. The comments also highlight the controversy surrounding the NBA and China – a topic that has dogged the league in recent months.
Palihapitiya made the comments in a discussion about the Biden administration, when one of his co-hosts said Biden’s “strong” statement on the Uyghurs was a recent bright spot for the beleaguered administration.
Palihapitiya, who is a minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, shot back, saying, “interestingly nobody cares about it, nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay, you bring it up because you really care.”
When pressed on his comment by his cohosts, Palihapitiya doubled down, saying it’s “a hard truth” and that it registers as an issue “below my line.”