What began as a celebratory homage to women of color, quickly turned into an intense debate for three-time NBA champion Lebron James. He recently came under fire after penning a tribute to Black women on Instagram.
Reposting an image of Beyoncé's historic Vogue magazine September issue cover, James wrote, "Nothing in this world more POWERFUL than Colored Women!! Thank you all for continuing to not settle and setting great examples in life for so many looking up to you for inspiration/guidance and love!! My daughter is watching! #WomenPower."
James' post quickly went viral and garnered a slew of comments from people accusing the NBA star of being prejudice.
"Kinda racist to white women tbh," one commenter wrote. Another chimed in "Wonder what would happen if a white athlete post something like this about white women? #equality."
One commenter even attempted to offer a suggestion, "I would say ALL women not just colored women."
Despite the drama unfolding online, Lebron James has been beaming with nothing but optimism lately. He recently opened up a public school for kids in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Check out the post that's got social media in a frenzy below:
TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ So #LeBronJames made a post about all the women of color serving #BlackGirlMagic vibes on the covers of multiple magazines. _____________________________________ #Bron said, “Nothing in this world is more POWERFUL than Colored Women!!” and chile, that done got white people in their feelings y’all! _____________________________________ #KingJames’ comments are in shambles right now over him simply praising women his wife, mother, and daughter look like. #AlexaPlayCryMeARiver…
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