LeBron James media empire and $100 million investment has been blasted by fans, calling him out for not speaking out against China
The basketball icon’s popularity has taken a huge hit in Hong Kong ever since he appeared to dismiss the protesters’ ongoing fight for basic civil rights. Fans in Hong Kong burned his jerseys when he stated that freedom of speech can lead to a lot of negatives.
LeBron James media empire controversy
LeBron has now come under scrutiny for his new business venture wherein he alongside Maverick Carter raised $100 million for his new company. The Lakers’ superstar has been called a hypocrite for only caring about money amidst rumors that a Chinese firm has invested in his new venture.
Lebron James controversy on Human rights
LeBron James walked into controversy when he dimissed the fight against basic human rights.His interview also pushed the NBA into trouble. James told some reporters that Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated on the situation at hand” and that “so many people could have been harmed not only financially, but physically, emotionally, spiritually.”
Activist Joshua Wong called James a hypocrite for only speaking on the matters concerning his own country. She along with several twitter users has accused the global superstar for only caring about money. Wong said that the Lakers’ star does not care about human rights.
Several Chinese firms and companies have backed out of broadcast and sponsorship deals this season. The NBA has had several losses this season and the comments made by their biggest superstar has had a massive impact on it.
Tweets made by Wong and several users on Lebron
Defending democracy is vital, but @KingJames only talks loud in the US. On China, not only is he silent, he actively shuts others up. He called @dmorey “misinformed” and “not really educated” for supporting #HongKong. All he cares about is money, not human rights. Hypocritical. https://t.co/vxVMWIjsjY
— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 😷 (@joshuawongcf) June 11, 2020
Where’s the hypocrite @KingJames to complain about China’s human rights violations? He’s full off it . Follow the $$$$.
— Keith Murray (@KeithMugser70) July 2, 2020
The left is silent on the numerous sins of their ideological counterparts in China who also hate human rights. Look how haters @SteveKerr & @KingJames support those who deny free speech and imprison Muslims because of their own greed! What total hypocrites & horrible role models. https://t.co/pxx8R14Tcm
— Not A. Snowflake (@snowflake_not) July 2, 2020