LeBron James Apologizes for Using Controversial Lyrics in Instagram Post
It turns out everything The King touches doesn’t turn to gold.
LeBron James is known for doing a ton of good things in addition to his excellence on the basketball court, but the man that is considered the GOAT by many made a mistake when he posted a video of him singing a song that included insensitive lyrics towards the Jewish religion.
James apologized to ESPN saying he didn’t mean to offend anybody.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) December 24, 2018
Somehow, he thought those lyrics would be a compliment.
For someone who has no problem calling out the NFL for their social issues, he has to make sure absolutely nothing he says can be taken the wrong way. It’s hard to be as outspoken as he is as every single thing he says is broken down syllable by syllable by the media, and reasonably so.
Surprised LeBron, who makes very few mistakes, put this out. Does quoting lyrics from a song absolve the person quoting from the responsibility behind the words? I’d argue no, especially with a following of 45 million. pic.twitter.com/efv9gkXres
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 23, 2018
Accountability is still important, so at least James owned up to his mistake instead of trying to defend himself in any way.
Now that he’s apologized, we can go back to arguing about him and MJ.
This article first appeared on 12up.