LeBron Calls Out Political Ad Campaign Dishonestly Using His Tweet To Discourage Mail-In Voting (TWEETS)
LeBron James is responding to a political ad campaign, Protect My Vote, for using one of his tweets about voter suppression to question the effectiveness of mail-in voting.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar tweeted “Nobody should be able to use my name (or anyone else name) to lie and deceive about the election.”
“First of all, Everyone needs to know the kind of BS happening about this election and get organized. This is exactly why we coming together for @morethanavote misinformation=supression!” he tweeted.
“Secondly, Nobody should be able to use my name (or anyone else name) to lie and deceive about the election. Not sure what we can do legally but definitely trying to figure it out! #StayWoke #LoveMyPeople,” he added in a second tweet.
James’ advisor, Adam Mendelsoh, told The Washington Post the ads were “shameless” and “reprehensible,” and that lawyers were looking into the matter.
The posts reportedtly took a tweet James posted on June 20 where he retweeted author Ari Berman talking about the cutting of polling places in Kentucky during a primary election in June.
“Said it last week about GA. This is SYSTEMIC RACISM and OPPRESSION. So angry man. #BlackLivesMatter #MoreThanaVote,” he wrote.
Facebook deleted the Protect My Vote page using James’ image to spread misinformation about mail-in voting some hours after his tweets.