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Conservative activist Candace Owens called out LeBron James for his hypocrisy over comments he’s made on racism and accused the “pea-brained” basketball star of stoking anti-police sentiments.
The author and political commentator slammed James during an interview on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty, & Levin,” exposing his complaints on “suffering through racism” while living a privileged life. Owens also targeted the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and other celebrities on social media after the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriffs on Saturday.
(Source: Fox News)
“I’m always speaking out against these people, especially Lebron James,” Owens told host Mark Levin Sunday as he brought up examples of James and other “wealthy individuals in Hollywood both white and black who do not live in these communities they claim to be defending and the so-called revolution, they claim to be promoting.”
“This is a man that lives in a one hundred million dollar mansion in Bel Air,” Owens said of James.
“I always say, if you’re suffering through racism, please give me some of that,” she added. “He’s got a white gardener, a white chef, all various white people that work for him, white driver. So if that’s racism, LeBron, please, please share some of that with the rest of us.”
Owens, who authored the new book “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation,” went on to share with Levin “something that will really uplift Americans.”
“If I opened my inbox and showed you the amount of celebrities that have written to me privately, that silent majority that we’re always talking about, they’ve written to me and said, ‘I’m finally starting to see the truth. I can’t stand being in Hollywood. I’m not allowed to use my voice to say what I actually believe,” she said.
“These are the same celebrities that are actually posting the black squares on Instagram and saying ‘we must care about Black lives.’ And they’re saying they’re doing it basically under duress because if they don’t, they’ll lose their entire careers,” Owens explained.
“So don’t believe that things aren’t shifting just because we see people like LeBron James and the NBA painting Black Lives Matter on the ground,” Owens told Levin. “There is something shaking and something happening in this country, and more and more people are awake and alive to what is really at risk, which is really the values and the principles that this country was built upon.”
James recently declared during a press conference that black people are terrified to live in America, suggesting that the Kenosha, Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake last month may have woken up “on the wrong side of the bed” or had a motive.
“Quite frankly, it’s just f–ked up in our community,” James told reporters last month.
“I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as black people in America. Black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified because you don’t know, you have no idea how that cop that day left the house,” he added.
Over the weekend, Owens pointed a finger at James and other celebrities who have fueled anti-police tensions with their “hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric” as she reacted to news of a pair of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car Saturday night in Compton.
And while they fought for their lives in the hospital, a group of Black Lives Matter supporters gathered outside and hoped they would die.
‘I hope they die’: BLM threatens cops outside hospital where 2 ambushed officers were taken… ‘You’re next’ https://t.co/RCuJdbAbxj
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 13, 2020
“Why does this happen?” Owens tweeted Sunday, adding the LA County Sheriffs’ video of the shooting.
“Because pea-brained celebrities that are idolized like @KingJames tell young black men that they are ‘literally being hunted’. This is the natural result of such hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric,” she added, apparently in reference to a May 6 tweet by James reacting to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
“The racist, anti-police, black lives matter LIE is to blame,” Owens wrote.
In a follow-up tweet with the same video, she asked: “Why else does this happen?”
“Because when pea-brained athletes put the name of an alleged RAPIST on their helmets and jerseys, criminals begin believing they are acting as heroes,” Owens wrote.
While there were plenty on the left who attacked Owens for her reality check, other Twitter users backed up her criticism.
And good for her! A courageous woman, not afraid to speak against that which is harmful. We need more of that!
— The Conservative Male (@Cons_Male) September 13, 2020
— HT (@tekhow) September 14, 2020
Where’s @KingJames voice now?!?
— Jey Pate (@jey_pate) September 13, 2020
She is not afraid to speak the truth.
— Fernando Mercado (@FmercadoF) September 14, 2020
Crickets from @KingJames
— Not All Who Wander Are Lost 🦅🇺🇲 (@KhumbuNomad) September 14, 2020
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