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LeBron James is being bashed on social media for supporting Simone Biles and Simone Manuel for winning Olympic gold. James posted a picture of the women on his Instagram and wrote about how inspiring the women are for young Black girls like his daughter. The fact that James singled out the Simone girls, and mentioned their race, infuriated a lot of people who thought James was being racist.

“Lebron’s comment was totally out of line as an American role model for young kids. He disappointed young white kids and set back young black kids…. made them not equal, even if it did temporarily make them feel special. Oh, and it created all of this negativity,” one person completely missing the point of the caption wrote in response.

“Why couldn’t he say sum bout Michael phelps or someone else?” another clueless follower asked.

“Why do they only have to inspire black girls?” one IG user remarked.

“How about congratulations to these young AMERICAN ladies!! Thanks for inspiring ALL young women! Please STOP the black and white. Lebron man you’re smarter than that. You have the power to reach so many people. Black, white, ALL Strong women should be inspired by young girls to do their best,” another criticized.

It’s hard to understand why anyone would be bothered by the NBA all-star’s caption. He is a father of a young Black girl who is happy that his daughter has role models and champions that look like her. This isn’t rocket science, people. Have two seats, please.

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  1. MajorStyles

    October 2, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    He is the gutter cockroach of the earth. May God smite him twenty times over for his racist hate.

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TimesUp! Tracee Ellis Ross Wants More Money For ‘Blackish’

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Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly the latest star tackling gender wage gap in Hollywood head on.

As the #MeTooMovement continues to stay relevant around the world and the TimesUp campaign continues to grow, women are starting to speak out about making less money than their male co-stars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross makes significantly less money than her black-ish co-star, Anthony Anderson, and now is fighting for equal pay.  Per the report, “Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.”

A source at ABC also suggested that a “new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.”

SIDE NOTE: That was also the argument when E! News host, Catt Sadler stepped down due to making less than Jason Kennedy. At the time, the network claimed Jason had other duties, which also included his contributions to the Today show.

Ross has yet to comment on the report, but if she does take a step back, this means the show will be more male dominated; after all, Zoe, played by Yara Shahidi, is now in college and has her own spinoff show, Grownish.

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