Ever since his release from prison and subsequent retirement, O.J. Simpson has taken toTwitter to voice his opinion on current events.
On Thursday, he decided to give his two cents on LeBron James, who was under fire by right wing conservatives for blasting the Ohio cop who killed Ma’Khia Bryant.
LeBron initially tweeted a photo of Nicholas Reardon, the Columbus officer who fatally shot Ma’Khia, with the caption, “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”
LeBron has since deleted the tweet after receiving a lot of heat, but he followed it up with an explanation for why he did it in the first place.
“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police,” LeBron said. “I took the tweet down because it’s 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.”
He also tweeted, “ANGER does any of us any good and that includes myself! Gathering all the facts and educating does though! My anger still is here for what happened that lil girl. My sympathy for her family and may justice prevail!”
Enter O.J., who joined the chorus of people calling out LeBron for his tweet.
While O.J. explained he likes LeBron for the work he does in his own community, he was clear that LeBron was wrong about this one and cautioned him to be patient.
“You can’t fight every battle. You know, you got to pick your battles. It’s a war that must be fought but sometimes you need to take your time and be a little more patient before you comment on some of these bad incidents that are happening with police departments,” O.J. said. “LeBron should have waited.”
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