Laura Ingraham may have forgotten she once said (black) athletes such as LeBron James should “shut up and dribble” but when she defended (white) Drew Brees for speaking out against taking a knee during the national anthem, Twitter reminded her.
You may recall how Ingraham attacked James and Kevin Durant in February, 2018, after they criticized Donald Trump and called him a racist.
INGRAHAM: Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously … Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids. This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, and LeBron and Kevin, you’re great players, but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.
Yet, when Brees said on Wednesday that he does not support kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner because “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag,” Ingraham said, “He’s allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag means to him. I mean he’s a person, he has some worth, I would imagine.” She called criticism of him “totalitarian conduct” and “Stalinist.” Brees has since apologized for his remarks.
Acyn Torabi reminded us all of Ingraham’s double standard in a tweet that has so far received more than 91,000 likes and almost 40,000 retweets.
Laura Ingraham’s comments on LeBron James Vs. Laura Ingraham’s defense of Drew Brees pic.twitter.com/Ki3uvK02o2— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 4, 2020
Several professional athletes clapped back at Ingraham on Twitter. Here are some, via Yahoo Sports:
KD and LeBron...sHuT uP aNd DrIbBlE! Drew Brees...he’s allowed to have an opinion. I pray y’all see the problem there! 🖤— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) June 4, 2020
I wonder what changed her opinion on the matter 🤔🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/BWpz8hmB8a— Josh Childress (@JChillin) June 4, 2020
Wow... so Bron and KD need to shut up and dribble... but DREW BREES (white man) can have opinions... 🤦🏽♂— Keenan Allen (@Keenan13Allen) June 4, 2020
“How much longer will Americans be free to mock the Left over here?” she rages!
Hmmm… remind me Laura what leader you’re making a career apologizing for who made a national issue out of athletes not standing for America’s national anthem. You’re telling me if they changed the lyrics for The Star-Spangled Banner to fit their Black Lives Matter protest you’d be okay with that?
But Fox News’ right-wing propaganda is always the hypocritical celebrities should keep their mouths shut unless they parrot the GOP. So lib’ruls at the Oscars trashing, say President Bush, are an outrage and should keep their mouths shut. Conservative musicians at the Country Music Awards mocking Obama are a delicious hoot Fox & Friends needs to play over and over and over again they enjoy it so much.