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Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in February by Gregory and Travis McMichaels while going for a jog in a neighborhood in Brunswick, in Glynn County. The video of the malicious crime was released to the public today.
“The series of events captured in this video confirm what all the evidence indicated prior to its release— Ahmaud Arbery was pursued by three white men that targeted him solely because of his race and murdered him without justification. This is murder.” pic.twitter.com/v4TAs0RjO7
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) May 5, 2020
Many celebrities have used their platform to help Arbery and his family justice. LeBron James went on social media to shed light on this tragedy. James has always spoke out about police brutality and white supremacist attacks on people of color. He uses his platform wisely to talk about the injustices in America.
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the….. pic.twitter.com/r1PNxs8Vgn
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 6, 2020
Jason Whitlock chimed in on LeBron James twitter post about Ahmaud Arbery.
This isn't helpful. It's twitter trolling. It's using this man's tragedy to build a brand as more outspoken than Michael Jordan. There are all kinds of ways to draw attention to this tragedy. Suggesting that we are hunted everyday/every time is just shit-stirring. https://t.co/zLPICaCKuA
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 6, 2020
Someone please tell Jason Whitlock that LeBron doesn’t just have to shut up and dribble. One minute we can’t ask people with platforms to use it to uplift others and then turn around and say they are using a tragic story to uplift their brands. This was such a wack move from Jason Whitlock. He missed the BIG PICTURE this is bigger than Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate.
Social media went crazy over Jason Whitlock tweet to LeBron:
Jason Whitlock really tried to say LeBron was thinking about showing he is more socially conscious than MJ when he tweeted about that man being murdered
there's so much wrong there I don't even know where to begin
— Robert (@JRAMNOTTHAGOAT) May 7, 2020
Every time jason Whitlock trends on twitter I always think of this Lmao pic.twitter.com/2YvWOC9IIO
— John (@iam_johnw) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock hates his own people and that’s why he’ll never come around to see why it’s important for athletes to speak out on issues that affect black people
— El Presidente of Griselda Records (@el_budget) May 6, 2020
Right-wing reactionary Witless Jason Whitlock attempts to deflect from right-wing terrorism by claiming LeBron is just trying to outflank MJ.
— MTR is The All🇺🇸American Socialist (@MTRichards400) May 7, 2020
I hope the black representatives on @FS1 like @ShannonSharpe @marcelluswiley and @Chris_Broussard come together and take a stand and choose not to work on this platform until Jason Whitlock is terminated.
— WLR 2050 (@playboikemp) May 7, 2020
I swear there isn’t an on-air personality who’s more full of shit than Jason Whitlock.
He doesn’t speak on social issues to make himself look good. He didn’t open a school for his ego. He doesn’t get excited at his kid’s games to get more clout. https://t.co/cNEZkTuutw
— J (@jrivs_) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock @WhitlockJason shut yo sell out ass up.
I agree with LeBron James, too often it seems to be somebody else of color getting killed for no reason. Somebody gotta speak on it, cause enough is enough. https://t.co/JvqWWp1dNB
— Eldridge Recasner (@erecasner) May 7, 2020
There are really black people that hate LeBron so much that they’d agree with Jason Whitlock. Especially on the subject of LeBron speaking out about a black man being murdered. Y’all should be ashamed of y’all selves. Block button getting hella work.
— Black Lives Matter (@Freak_Ke) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock & Coon are synonymous
— Greg (@Just_1G) May 7, 2020
Jason Whitlock is the king of all coons.
— D.Brown (@LongLiveDBrown) May 7, 2020
The McMichaels are currently walking free today as they please which is honestly ridiculous since authorities had this footage way before the public saw it.