Conservative political commentator Candace Owens has called out LeBron James for speaking about his tough life as a black man while living in the lap of luxury. In an interview with "Life, Liberty, & Levin" on Sunday, Owens pointed out that the NBA star "lives in a one hundred million dollar mansion in Bel Air" and has multiple white people working in his household.
"I always say, if you're suffering through racism, please give me some of that," she said, according to Fox News. "He's got a White gardener, a White chef, all various White people that work for him, White driver," she continued. "So if that's racism, LeBron, please, please share some of that with the rest of us."
Ownes, who is the author of the recent book "Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation," also discussed celebrities that were afraid to publicly speak out about politics and racism in the country.
"If I opened my inbox and showed you the amount of celebrities that have written to me privately, that silent majority that we're always talking about, they've written to me and said, 'I'm finally starting to see the truth. I can't stand being in Hollywood. I'm not allowed to use my voice to say what I actually believe," she said.
"These are the same celebrities that are actually posting the black squares on Instagram and saying 'we must care about Black lives.' And they're saying they're doing it basically under duress because if they don't, they'll lose their entire careers."
During the interview, Owens also said she did not believe what people were saying about things not shifting "just because we see people like LeBron James and the NBA painting Black Lives Matter" on courts.
"There is something shaking and something happening in this country, and more and more people are awake and alive to what is really at risk, which is really the values and the principles that this country was built upon," she said
Owens has also blamed James for the shooting of two California deputies in an apparent ambush on Saturday. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, she accused the Los Angeles Lakers icon of drumming up hatred among his supporters, which she believes led to the attack.
"Why does this happen? Because pea-brained celebrities that are idolized like @KingJames tell young black men that they are 'literally being hunted,'" she wrote. Her post was in reference to a tweet James wrote in response to Ahmaud Arbery's murder.
"This is the natural result of such hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric. The racist, anti-police, black lives matter LIE is to blame," she added.
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