A Twitter movement has been launched to boycott Space Jam: A New Legacy. It has everything to do with what LeBron James tweeted out a few days ago.
The controversy stems from a recent tweet posted by the Lakers star after a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 16-year-old girl wielding a knife. LeBron’s tweet, which has since been deleted, was an image of the cop with the caption “YOU’RE NEXT.”
“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police,” LeBron James said. “I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -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.”
Fans are now taking to social media and calling for an all out boycott of his new movie ahead of its release in theaters and on HBO Max this summer.
“King James’ hate for America runs so deep. We should boycott Space Jam 2,” another boycotter says. Another tweet reads: “Time to Boycott LeBron ‘King’ James, Space Jam 2, and Warner Brothers. You don’t threaten police officers especially when they just saved someone from being stabbed.”
Space Jam 2 is a direct sequel to 1996’s Space Jam, the new movie stars LeBron James as himself alongside the animated characters from Looney Tunes.