LeBron James can’t play winning basketball anymore (see: LA Lakers record) or make good movies (see: Space Jam 2), so his empty soul is searching for meaning. Apparently, he has found his calling making idiotic statements online in a vain effort to signal his virtue.
And as expected, it is failing spectacularly. LeBron might have been gifted with surreal athletic prowess, but a thinking brain he was not.
After the Washington Post produced more fear-porn over free speech ruining democracy, James reacted with predictable blinders. As The Daily Wire reported, here was what got this chain of events set in motion:
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 [sic] know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter,” James tweeted in response. “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.”
Immediately, the backlash came swiftly and justly. James, it needs to be remembered only ever pushes the woke social justice agenda and kowtows to the CCP whenever he gets a chance. Users promptly reminded him of his morally-misguided support of some things and silence over others.
The Daily Wire continued with just a small sample of insightful rebuttals:
“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.
YouTuber Tim Pool tweeted, “Hate speech is free speech.”
“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.”
Around the same time that he purchased Twitter, Musk had issued a commonsense statement asserting how he viewed his purchase of the social media behemoth. It read, in part:
I wanted to reach out personally to share my motivation in acquiring Twitter,” the statement read in part. “There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong.”
“The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” it continued. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”
Just as Tim Pool rightly observed free speech is designed to protect what others find uncomfortable (there’s also no such thing as hate speech), Musk sees the basic necessity of allowing everyone a chance to speak. Let the best ideas float to the top. James, on the other hand, wants to decide what people say and when they say it.
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