Jason Whitlock is back to performing his shoe-shuffling act again and attacking LeBron James for actually caring about the concerns of Black people. After the Los Angeles Lakers superstar tweeted about the senseless killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the FS1 host accused James of trying to build up a brand, which doesn’t make any kind of sense.
On Wednesday (May 6), James shared his anger and frustration over the tragic loss of Arbery as video footage of the fatal incident made its round on news outlets and across social media. Writing in support of justice for the family of Arbery, James shared a sentiment that has grown in the days since the details of Arbery’s death began emerging.
“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the…..heavens above to your family,” James wrote across a series of two tweets.
Whitlock retweeted James’ tweet, writing in the caption, “This isn’t helpful. It’s twitter trolling. It’s using this man’s tragedy to build a brand as more outspoken than Michael Jordan. There are all kinds of ways to draw attention to this tragedy. Suggesting that we are hunted everyday/every time is just sh*t-stirring.”
The irony of Whitlock’s jab is that the same “sh*t-stirring” he’s accusing James of doing, he’s actually the one doing so. Nothing about showing support for a man gunned down in cold blood is stirring up anything but the sobering fact Black people in the nation are unfairly targeted simply because of some white person’s fragility and itchy trigger finger.
As expected, Twitter is laying into Jason Whitlock for putting his nose in the middle of some real-life business and not focusing on sports or whatever it is he talks about on FS1. Check those reactions out below.
Jason Whitlock Slams LeBron James’ Of Ahmaud Arbery Tweet, Twitter Reacts was originally published on hiphopwired.com
a friendly reminder about jason whitlock https://t.co/a4dnEpTtia— maybe: xav (@thisisntxav) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock hates his own people and that’s why he’ll never come around to see why it’s important for athletes to speak out on issues that affect black people— The Anonymous Nobody (@el_budget) May 6, 2020
Jason Whitlock to Fox : sir you want me to tear down black athletes today?— XavienHowardBuner (@HowardBuner) May 7, 2020
You always got some shit to say.. wtf are you doing, besides coonin?— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) May 7, 2020
Whitlock never misses an opporcoonity to jump in and say something critical of black people involved with ANY issue.— Neale (@AbeFroman) May 7, 2020
Disgusting. And desperate. So thirsty for engagement that youre using a cold blooded murder to get off a trash ass Bron vs MJ take. I would ask how do you look in the mirror and like the person that youve become but Im sure you never liked the person you ever were— America is musty 2021 (@DragonflyJonez) May 7, 2020
Nothing LeBron did here was wrong. The only problem is he is using his platform to draw attention to an injustice done to someone black. That offends you Whitlock, and you wanna appeal to your fan base, and they showed up to agree with you. Too bad none of them look like you.— Bob Loblaw (@QC19741) May 6, 2020
Get some therapy. Soon— Andrea Morgan (@AndreaDMorgan) May 7, 2020
you're KNOWINGLY doing the exact thing youre accusing Lebron of. You cater to white sensibility for a living. Same way you went at Keapernick. Worst part, you're doing at the expense of a dead man. No way in the world its worth it. They aint paying your enough disown your people.— Shaz (@SolidusShaz) May 7, 2020
I wonder do you say this stuff for your pay check or do you truly believe the things you put out there ... You a wild boy!— Antonio Pip Pipkin (@T_Pip2) May 7, 2020
Weak shit Whitlock. Let Bron cook man. Get out the way.— Rashad Phillips (@RP3natural) May 7, 2020
You. Sir. Are an idiot. You wait to critique Lebrons response to point out he's just brand building. While you without a doubt are using Lebron to brand build. It's your only play for clout. And on this topic. You've sold your soul. Sad.— Chimdi Chekwa (@ChimChek) May 7, 2020
You are a disgrace to Indiana and I hope you realize that for your legacy.— ™️Marcus (@TheMisterMarcus) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock has made an entire career of popping up every three months to say dumb shit that makes racist Fox News viewers more comfortable with their racism. https://t.co/Nk7Zg1RILl— Josh Moon 🇺🇸 (@Josh_Moon) May 7, 2020
I promise you blocking Jason Whitlock will help you so much. You don't need that type of stress in your life.— Ahmed🇸🇴/Invincible the best show out (@big_business_) May 7, 2020
Since Jason Whitlock said something else off the wall let’s revisit a funny Kobe Bryant moment pic.twitter.com/ffoi8PwffL— Bryce Hayes (@nxtprodigy) May 7, 2020
I want to real life slap the living shit outta Jason Whitlock. Word to Nipsey. pic.twitter.com/ROhLsRSn6E— Ronald Acuña Jr Stan Account (@RickFauxx) May 7, 2020
I avoid Jason Whitlock 99% time as to not take his bait. If it was just him, whatever. But thousands of white ppl liked this vile tweet. So forgive me. History: In 2007 he was pulling this same shyt with The Jena 6. Called it a hoax. He is a sick evil man. pic.twitter.com/NgPt4l1A8f— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) May 7, 2020