LeBron James is coming under fire – for making some comments that some consider to be racist on his new HBO show “The Shop”. The show, which airs on the cable network, shows LeBron having “real” conversations while sitting inside a barber shop.
But someone leaked a 2 second clip from the show – that has gone viral. In the clip, LeBron James is seen saying that he’s “not f*cking with White people.” Many folks on social media are saying that the comment can be described as “racist.”
But others, mostly LeBron James fans, are saying that the comment was taken “out of context.” See the below video – and decide for yourself.
Here is the video of him making the comment:
Here is an alternate source:
According to a report from USA Today:
In the debut episode of his new HBO show “The Shop” that aired Tuesday night, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said white and black athletes are held to a different standard in the United States.
As part of a broader discussion with a group of prominent athletes and entertainers — Odell Beckham Jr., Draymond Green and Snoop Dogg among them — James described a hypothetical situation in which a star white athlete and a star black athlete are approached by a fan while out in public with their families and asked for a picture.
“If it’s (Tom) Brady, if it’s (Aaron) Rodgers, if it’s (Peyton) Manning. And we’re doing the same (expletive), the same exact (expletive),” James began. “I’m talking about a phone is out. We’re like, ‘Yo, get that (expletive) phone out of my face. I’m with my family.’