Candace Owens for president in 2024? Pro-Trump activist calls LeBron James 'pea-brained', hailed for BLM views

She said celebrities like LeBron James who are idolized are telling young Black men that they are 'literally being hunted' and that's far from the truth

                            Candace Owens for president in 2024? Pro-Trump activist calls LeBron James 'pea-brained', hailed for BLM views
Candace Owens and LeBron James (Getty Images)

Conservative author and activist Candace Owens recently called out NBA player James LeBron, calling him 'pea-brained', for stirring hatred among the community that led to the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriffs on September 12, Saturday. 

On Saturday, two officers were shot around 7 pm while they sat in a patrol vehicle at the Metro blue line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Elm Street. Their condition is still critical.

In a series of tweets, Owen said that outspoken LeBron bore responsibility for the attack. "Why else does this happen? Because when pea-brained athletes put the name of an alleged RAPIST on their helmets and jerseys, criminals begin believing they are acting as heroes. BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THE COMPLICIT MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, ATHLETES, AND ENTERTAINERS ARE TO BLAME," she wrote on Twitter.

Referring to a May 6 tweet in which James responded to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, she said, "Why does this happen? Because pea-brained celebrities that are idolized like @KingJames tell young black men that they are 'literally being hunted'. This is the natural result of such hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric. The racist, anti-police, black lives matter LIE is to blame." 



On May 6, LeBron tweeted, "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 heavens above to your family!!"

The tweet was pointed towards the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud who was shot dead at Satilla Shores when a man standing in his front yard saw him. The man, Gregory McMichael, said he thought Arbery looked like a man suspected in several break-ins in the area and called his son Travis McMichael. Arbery was then pursued by three White residents, Travis McMichael and his father Gregory, who were armed and driving a pickup truck and William "Roddie" Bryan, who followed Arbery in a second vehicle. Arbery was later confronted and fatally shot by Travis.


Owens also opened up about her views on Black Lives Matter during a FOX News interview on September 13 and said, "In California, 75% of Black boys cannot pass a basic literacy exam," she said. "That is astounding. You will never hear Black Lives Matter talk about that. You will never hear a Democratic candidate talk about that... In Baltimore, across five schools, they couldn't find a single child that was proficient in reading and writing and math... People should be talking about that."

"What is the one thing black Americans were not allowed to do?" she asked. "Learn to read. Learn to write. The punishment would have been severe for that. And the reason for that is simple. It's because an educated mind cannot be enslaved. And what we're seeing today... (is) this dumbing down of the education system where kids are learning feelings and they're not learning facts, they're not learning practical skills... It's problematic and it's something that we need to have a meaningful discussion about. It needs to be more than a discussion. It needs to be action that is taken."

As soon as the interview was aired, people started reacting to it, as one commended her and said, "When I saw her on Tucker Carlson the other night, I said Candace Owens was a smart woman. I was wrong. Candace Owens is a VERY smart woman." Another one said, "Nobody fears her, if she wanted to make a difference she wouldn’t be trying to do it through fear, she claims that’s what’s been happening all along and she just wants to perpetuate it."



Some referred to her book and said, "She is a smart, brave woman. I ordered her book on Kindle, and then smiled to myself when she said if you are a White person who is getting the book, pass it on to a Black child to read as well. Will do." Another said, "Love her, Candace for President 2024."



While some slammed her for calling LeBron "pea brained" in her tweets, as one user said, "Are they 'bad apples?' We literally know nothing about the case and this is your take – blaming LeBron for this? You reaching, @RealCandaceO Kid burns two cops in broad daylight and you say LeBron’s name. Foh" Another said, "If you are told you are being hunted every day just because of the color of your skin, that every system is against you, and that cops will kill you for no reason, this action seems justified. But those statements are based on hyperbole and division."



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