The NBA’s Golden State Warriors basketball franchise is trying to distance itself from billionaire co-owner Chamath Palihapitiya following a remark he made on his podcast that “nobody cares” about the Uyghur Muslims facing persecution in China.


“Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK? You bring it up because you really care, and I think it’s nice that you care. The rest of us don’t care,” he said Saturday on the “All-in Podcast.”


In 2021, the U.S. government declared China’s persecution of the Uyghurs people to be genocide.


Team management responded to Palihapitiya’s remark Monday, saying the investor “does not speak on behalf of our franchise.”


Amid criticism, Palihapitiya has since backpedaled on his remarks, writing on Twitter, “I believe that human rights matter, whether in China, the United States, or elsewhere.”


Millions of Uyghurs have been forced “inside political reeducation camps in China,” says Olivia Enos, a senior policy analyst for Asian studies at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)


Enos joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to respond to Palihapitiya’s remark that “nobody cares” about the Uyghurs, and to explain why China is targeting the ethnic group.


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