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Lakers’ LeBron James rips social media clout chasers amid protests in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is tired of the extreme clout-chasing era of social media, as many influencers are promoting their content out of the ribs of recent riots. People from all over the country have protested the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who was a victim of police brutality in Minneapolis last week.

James retweeted and replied to a few scenarios in which people have shown their worst side by taking advantage of misery for social media clout:

This woman, who someone identified as a columnist from The Washington Examiner, was being photographed as she used a power drill, faking to help reconstruct the neighborhood that fell victim to the riots.

Once exposed, the Twitter handle was deleted:

Another woman in Santa Monica saw a torn down T-Mobile store as a potential content opportunity:

LeBron James has been extra active on social media since Floyd’s death, once again sparking the political and social activist figure he has been as the face of the NBA.

The King has been angry lately, complaining that the “media” wasn’t covering peaceful protests, even though he was responding to a tweet it from media itself. While he likely meant big-time media like CNN, it was an improper statement from someone who’s known to be very calculating of his words:

While there is a whole lot of good that comes with unifying protest, society has also reared its worst side as well with further police brutality and those who take advantage of it for their own personal gain. LeBron James certainly doesn’t want to see it anymore.


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