LeBron James chose to make himself a political figure.
He claims to be a “fearless” voice.
But LeBron James threw a hissy fit and refused to air this episode of his show for a jaw-dropping reason.
LeBron James is turning himself into a woke joke
Earlier in his career, NBA megastar LeBron James admitted that he wanted to be a “global icon.”
James accomplished his goal, but in doing so, he became a shill for the left-wing establishment.
He’s never hesitated to criticize former President Donald Trump and Republicans as “racist,” but he continues to remain silent on China’s genocide as he rakes in millions of dollars from the Communist nation.
Among his many ventures, James’ barber shop-style HBO talk show, The Shop, is a platform for James and his guests to regurgitate all of the radical Left’s “approved” talking points.
The Shop recently invited on Kanye West, but suddenly, James chose not to air the episode while citing alleged “hate speech.”
West is currently embroiled in a “cancellation” attempt after he appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson.
After the interview, West published a private message that hip-hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs sent him.
In response to Combs’ fake concern, West said that Combs was told by “Jewish people” to talk to him.
West later deleted the message, but the cancellation was already in motion.
Despite working in the entertainment and fashion industries for two decades, the Left is now claiming that West is a hate-filled antisemite.
The long knives are out for Kanye
“Yesterday we taped an episode of ‘The Shop’ with Kanye West,” James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, said in a statement. “Kanye was booked weeks ago and, after talking to Kanye directly the day before we taped, I believed he was capable of a respectful discussion and he was ready to address all his recent comments. Unfortunately, he used ‘The Shop’ to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes. We have made the decision not to air this episode or any of Kanye’s remarks.”
“While ‘The Shop’ embraces thoughtful discourse and differing opinions, we have zero tolerance for hate speech of any kind and will never allow our channels to be used to promote hate,” he continued. “I take full responsibility for believing Kanye wanted a different conversation and apologize to our guests and crew. Hate speech should never have an audience.”
The statement from Carter is puzzling.
If West had made hateful comments, James and the guests likely would have challenged him.
Since nobody has seen the video, it’s convenient that the interview got pulled in the midst of an effort to silence West.
Kanye West crossed a line for the left-wing establishment when he put on a MAGA hat.
He’s been a target ever since.