Los Angeles Lakers team leader LeBron James posted is speaking out against racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system.
After learning that actress Lori Loughlin, who is best known for her role as Aunt Beck on Full House, was given the opportunity to choose a prison closer to where she lives, James took to Instagram to say, “I’m laughing cause sometimes you have to, just to stop from crying.”
According to The New York Post, James shared a screenshot of a Vanity Fair article that announced that actress Loughlin will get to serve her two-month sentence at the prison of her choice, which angered the basketball superstar.
He took to Instagram, in a since-deleted post going off on a diatribe, stating:
“Of her what!!??? . I’m laughing cause sometimes you have to just to stop from crying! Don’t make no damn sense to me. We just want the same treatment if committed of same crime that’s all. Is that asking for to much??? Let me guess, it is huh. Yeah I know!! We’ll just keep pushing forward and not expecting the handouts! STRONG, BLACK & POWERFUL! ,” James had written.
According to TheGrio, after the initial post, several notable people chimed in:
50 Cent wrote “yeah that sounds about white, I have never [heard] of that before. You going to jail but pick anyone you want to go to. LOL this is so f**ked up”
T.I. also stated, “Sounds about white”
Viola Davis gave her input, “Whaaaaat???!!! Uh… is it punishment if you get chose? Is she going to chose her meal program, too??!! “
Motivational speaker Trent Shelton noted, “That’s crazy. The system is operating the way it was intended to operate. Sad man.”
Larenz Tate also commented, “ White priv… never mind. We know what it is… ALWAYS!”