Steph Curry, the NBA player known for his three-pointer shot and leftist politics, is back in the news. This time it’s not for a jaw-dropping number of three-pointers made in a row, but rather his laughably obvious hypocrisy in attempting to block low-income housing near his $30 million megamansion.
He and his wife did so in the form of a letter to officials in Atherton, California, the ritzy community where he lives, saying: “We hesitate to add to the ‘not in our backyard’ (literally) rhetoric, but we wanted to send a note before today’s meeting. Safety and privacy for us and our kids continue to be our top priority and one of the biggest reasons we chose Atherton as home.”
The letter goes on to add, “We kindly ask that the town adopts the new housing element without the inclusion of 23 Oakwood. Should that not be sufficient for the state, we ask that the town commits to investing in considerably taller fencing and landscaping to block sight lines onto our family’s property.”
Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer, for his part, said in an email that “I cannot comment as I do not know what the Council will vote on as we respond to the State’s mandate to produce housing in a fully built out community.”
Atherton. for reference, is a ritzy town in California that is known as one of the most expensive ZIP codes in the US in which one can own a home. In fact, the area is so expensive that the median home price is a whopping $9 million, according to CNBC.
Because of that, the town faced attacks for lacking affordable housing. It was in response to those attacks that it decided to rezone parts of the town to allow for affordable housing, which faced the predictable “not in my backyard” sort of challenges by the wealthy liberals that pretend to care about such issues.
While Curry’s letter would be an unremarkable one were it to come for a normal person, someone who hasn’t made waves advocating for such people as those in low-income housing, it’s particularly hypocritical coming from Curry.
That’s because Curry, during the 2020 election, In 2020, trotted out his family to endorse Joe Biden for president at the Democratic National Convention. During that event, his wife, Ayesha Curry, spoke about “social injustices” and “racial inequality.”
So shouldn’t they be happy to have a bunch of low-income housing in their backyard? They can use their vast financial resources to lift those residents out of poverty and end those “social injustices” they might have suffered! Perfect!
But, of course, that’s not what they’re thinking. They’d rather have others forced to put up with the low income housing while they live in ritzy neighborhoods behind a wall…a wall of the sort they refuse to build along the border.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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