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Candace Owens Rips ‘LOSER’ LeBron James Over Targeting Of Hero Officer

"Will black people in America ever wake up to the truth?"

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Author & host Candace Owens is seen on the set of "Candace" on March 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The episode will air on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Daily Wire host Candace Owens ripped NBA star LeBron James on Wednesday for his targeting of a hero police officer who stepped in to save a black girl from being potentially stabbed to death.

Owens called James a “loser,” blasted him for advocating “degeneracy” and hurting black Americans, and argued that his sponsorships should be pulled over his dangerous rhetoric.

James on Wednesday suggested without evidence that the officer’s actions in Ohio were racially charged, since the attacker, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, was fatally shot during the thwarted attack. Bryant and her victim are both black; the officer is white.

In a now-deleted tweet, the L.A. Laker posted an image of the officer with the ominous caption, “YOU’RE NEXT. #ACCOUNTABILITY.”

After that was deleted, in another tweet, James wrote, “I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer.  it’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.”

“She was in the process of KILLING another human being!” Owens slammed James. “You are a LOSER for defending this criminal. The police officer is a hero. He SAVED a black life.”

In a follow-up tweet and Instagram video, Owens made the case that James was allowed to make such dangerous and factually inaccurate comments without repercussions because he’s protected by “black privilege.”

“If America was a country that believed in justice, Lebron James would be stripped of all of his sponsorships,” she wrote to Twitter.

“If Lebron James is your King … What kind of a despicable human being defends a knife-wielding maniac?” questioned Owens via Instagram. “Is that your King?”

“Will black people in America ever wake up to the truth?” she added. “The people that we’ve been conditioned to idolize are DESTROYING our neighborhoods and promoting degeneracy.”

In the video, Owens suggested that black criminals who are victimizing other black people are being lionized by left-wing Black Lives Matter activists and easily manipulated high-profile figures, such as James.

Flabbergasted, Owens noted that James said he wants “justice” for Bryant and her family.

“He’s okay with black Americans get killed by other black Americans because that is exactly what would have happened if that police officer didn’t show up,” the BLEXIT founder said in the video. “He’s just upset when a black criminal gets taken out by a police officer.”

“What the hell are we even talking about right now?” Owens continued. “How do you not even see how degenerate that is? How do you not understand how poisonous that is — that a man with his following is out here saying that Ma’Khia Bryant deserves ‘justice.’ Justice for what? She got justice when she tried to kill someone and somebody intervened. That is literally the function of the police.”

“We are losing all morality in this society,” Owens said, “People like LeBron James, he is a coward, he is disgusting.”

“I think LeBron James should have all of his sponsorships removed,” she asserted.

If the races were reverse, and James was a white athlete posting a photo of a black cop with the same “you’re next” caption, he’d lose all his sponsorships, Owens argued. However, “black privilege” gives James the room to traffic in such dangerous rhetoric without repercussion, she said.

Owens also noted that it will not be James, who lives in a secluded mansion, to feel the repercussions of police officers refusing to police high-crime areas, disproportionally affecting black Americans.

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Related: Experts: Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting ‘Legally Justified,’ Officer Likely Saved ‘One Or More Lives’

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