LeBron James Calls Out Elon Musk Following Twitter Purchase, Gets Slammed In Response


The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James responded to reports that there had been an increase in racial slurs used on Twitter following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform by saying that Musk needed to take it seriously.

James was responding to a report in The Washington Post that claimed that there had been a 500% increase in the use of the n-word on Twitter following Musk taking over. “Several posts on 4chan encourage users to amplify derogatory slurs,” the report said, suggesting that the increase in the use of slurs may not have been completely organic, which The Post did not mention.

The study that The Washington Post used said that “bad actors” were “trying to test the limits” on Twitter, even though no content moderation changes have been made.

“I dont know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter,” James tweeted. “But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech.”

James faced widespread backlash over his remarks, which came a day after a deranged lunatic broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) San Francisco home and attacked her husband with a hammer.

Many Twitter users were quick to remind James of when he targeted a police officer on the platform who defended a black woman who was being attacked. “YOU’RE NEXT,” James tweeted. “#ACCOUNTABILITY.”

“LeBron James doxxed a heroic police officer and implied he should go to prison for life,” sports writer David Hookstead tweeted. “Now, he’s concerned about ‘hate speech.’ Did he ask China permission before sending this tweet?”

“Hate speech protected under the First Amendment, as it should be,” journalist Colin Wright tweeted.

“LeBron only wants to hear the N-word in rap music,” podcast host Jason Whitlock tweeted. “It’s a term of endearment in rap. When LeBron dropped the N-word on HBO’s The Shop it was a good thing. But now it’s scary AF. Gotcha.”… (Read more)