LeBron James is being blasted online…again!
First, it was for calling NFL owners “old white men with a slave mentality.” Now, he has offended the Jewish community. According to TMZ, James is getting roasted for using a Jewish stereotype as a joke. When called out for the statement, he issued an apology.
“Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” James told ESPN. “That’s not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That’s what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it,” James said.
He later added,
“So, I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody.”
James said he was riding in his car listening to a new 21 Savage song, “ASMR,” when the lyrics came across his speakers. It inspired him to incorporate the lyrics into a post, that he later shared on his Instagram story. Unfortunately, people weren’t happy, with his caption that read, “we been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.” Immediately after, James began to be the center of backlash.
Apparently, the Jews and money are still a touchy topic. But what do you all think? Should it still it be a touchy subject? Drop a comment below and for more news on LeBron James, keep it locked to Hypefresh.co!