LeBron James, Pink slam ‘clout chasers’ using protests for publicity
NBA star LeBron James on Tuesday slammed women caught on social media posing for photo ops near stores damaged in George Floyd protests.
“They’d Do ANYTHING for Clout!!” the LA Lakers star wrote, according to TMZ. “Cardi and Offset tried to tell y’all.”
James was reacting to Twitter posts that show two women in separate instances posing in front of two California storefronts — one ransacked by looters the other being boarded up.
In one video, a woman in Santa Monica walks up to a man boarding up a storefront and asks to borrow his power drill and poses with it while her companion takes a cell phone photo of her — then gets into a Mercedes Benz SUV and drives off.
In the second video, a couple walking past a trashed Santa Monica T-Mobile store stop so she can pose in front of the storefront. The man takes the picture and they walk on.
“White women continue to disappoint,” the poster wrote. “These protesters are not a content opportunity for you. This is in Santa Monica.”
Both videos have gone viral on social media, with thousands slamming the posers.
And James wasn’t the only celebrity among them. Singer Pink also took exception at the insensitive display.
“What is wrong with these entitled a**holes?!” she wrote. “Who the f*ck are you and who are your parents you horrible person. How can anyone defend this???!!!”