ESPN guest analyst JA Adande laid cover for China’s human rights abuses of the Uyghur population by claiming that America has no room to “criticize” China because Republicans are stripping away “voting rights” of nonwhites in the US.

On Friday’s episode of Around the Horn, Adande, who’s president of the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, pushed back against the notion that China is guilty of genocide and attacked the U.S. instead.

“I think it’s standard in sports right now- you have to have a cognitive dissonance. You need to compartmentalize,” Adande said.

“We’ve never had a more enjoyable NFL Playoffs in this country, and we’ve never had more people watching the playoffs, and yet it goes on amid the ongoing allegations against Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Football Team, and, you know, the continuous concussion concerns, and now the concerns about diversity in the allegations and questions about competitive integrity even, all of that, and yet we’re still enjoying the games,” Adande began.

Adande then equated voter ID laws to genocide without evidence, claiming America has no room to criticize China over human rights abuses of Uyghurs given Republican efforts to verify voter identity in elections.

“And who are we to criticize China’s human rights records when we have ongoing attacks by the agents of the state against unarmed citizens, and we’ve got assaults on the voting rights of our people of color in various states in this country,” Adande said.

“So sports – I think it is possible, and it’s necessary more than ever to just shut everything out if you are to enjoy the actual games themselves,” he concluded.

This comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) discouraged criticism of China’s human rights abuses during the Olympic Games in Beijing, begging lawmakers not to “incur their anger” because the Chinese Communist Party is “ruthless.”

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing began on Friday amid COVID lockdowns in the region and US diplomatic boycotts over China’s coverup of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Viewership during the opening ceremony plummeted to an all-time low, garnering only 7.25 million viewers on NBC on Friday, down 55% from 2018.

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