LeBron James did not remain silent in the wake of of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts. He sent out a tweet, but some fans are calling for a boycott of Space Jam 2 because of it.
King James sent out a tweet that he soon deleted, that said “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” He also included a screenshot of the police officer who shot a 16-year-old in Columbus last week.
LeBron James then sent out a follow-up tweet that he did not delete.
I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer. it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY
Fans were not happy about LeBron James’ social media stance on the matter. A group of fans are now boycotting Space Jam: A New Legacy ahead of the film’s release. The fact that he sent out that photo of the cop along with his deleted message was a real sticking point with many.
Now #BoycottSpaceJam2 is trending, and it is all to do with James’ tweeting. One Twitter user said to “Boycott Space Jam, LeBron threatens police.” Another said that “LeBron needs to be sent a message.”
This is a volatile time for a lot of people and it seems that Space Jam: A New Legacy might take a hit because of this recent controversy.