Basketball player LeBron James deleted his tweet calling for “accountability” for a police officer who saved a number of young black people from a stabbing spree yesterday following widespread backlash, but the posts from other Twitter users mocking his reaction are still readily available.
LeBron posted a picture of the officer’s face with the all-caps message “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” but later deleted it.
“I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate,” said James in a follow-up tweet. “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.”
The mea culpa didn’t protect him from suffering viral mockery on the platform.
Lebron is very oppressed, guys. pic.twitter.com/EDXYCGKRcn
— Joe King Canuck (@JoeKingVideos) April 22, 2021
LeBron’s Tweets tonight in a gif. The Internet is cold