There’s nothing like watching coddled, multi-millionaire professional athletes sitting around whining about how they are oppressed because of the color of their skin, but New York Giant star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took it to a whole other level when he compared himself to a zoo animal.
“To me, I be feeling like, I tell people this all the time — I really feel like a zoo animal. Like that’s where life’s gone for me,” he said. “You know, you used to take your kids to the zoo and we used to be like, you know, ‘I want to see the lions’ or ‘Let’s go see the lions.’ And you go out there, and the lions are laid out. You know what I mean?”
That the NFL player known for his flamboyant behavior just signed a five-year, $95 million contract this week makes his idiotic statement all the more egregious.
And if that portion of the 1:13 minute clip from LeBron James’ HBO show “The Shop” did not make you feel far less educated for having indulged, watching the over-paid NBA player remove all doubt that he’s a racist should have done the trick.
James, who had an estimated net worth of $440 million before signing a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers that guaranteed him $154 million, seriously needs to spend some of that money buy a little cheese to go with his major league whine about white athletes being treated better.
It’s almost as if these ingrates are begging the public to turn away and stop spending their hard earned cash watching grown men play with balls — and with ticket prices what they are, we’re talking a LOT of cash.
The reaction on social media suggested what we already know, that these fools need to stop crying and man up.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
95 million and your crying!!!!!!! About fans
— kevin b (@kevinbpatsfan) August 29, 2018
Really? Tell ya what—-give back all the cash, go (back) to school and get a 9-5 job then. Love how LJ and OBJ can throw the adjectives around but white folks cannot.
— Doug Dutkiewicz (@dutkiewiczdoug) August 29, 2018
No ones ever had to ask OBJ to dance. He does that all on his own. Disgusting he makes color about being cherished by fans. It’s about be a hero to fans. You think Mickey Mantle or any athlete who dons a table jersey had any private life? So sad. You all should be ashamed.
— Bill (@dadoppy) August 29, 2018
I don’t think I’ll shed a single tear for Lebron or Odell.
— Dustin Dodson (@Jack_Vols) August 29, 2018
People should cherish their privacy enough to consider it carefully before they step into the limelight…fame is something everyone knows comes with NFL success and u can’t take it back and become anonymous just because ur tired of it that day.
— maclain hunter (@MaclainHunter) August 29, 2018
If that’s the way you feel quite, move on…. It’s not all about you. Think fans….. No wonder the NFL is floundering and losing ratings, we live in a age of what about me and not others. Over paid athletes.!
— D J Boris (@DJBoris7) August 29, 2018
You are open fodder for the paparazzi as long as you continue to look like a zoo animal and whine like a baby… man up… it comes with the territory.
— Paul Savko (@psavko123) August 29, 2018
this is a show? LOL what a joke, I cant believe people waste their time watching this- I feel bad enough I watched the clip and spent 2 mins on a response to it. Dont have time to sit around and watch @KingJames and #OBJ cry about privacy or a double standard he “feels” there is.
— Nathan (@nathan1224) August 29, 2018
Multimillion $$ cry babies!!! If you feel like a zoo animal, find another job!!!! Better yet, take some of the money out of your pocket and help the urban youth of America!!! GROW UP!!!!!!
— Benny (@firenurse1956) August 29, 2018
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