LeBron James has been widely condemned for enthusiastically tweeting his support for serial sexual assault perpetrator Deshaun Watson.
Yessir D Watson!! Another one. That boy getting his rhythm back! #Browns
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 1, 2023
Watson, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, was sued by more than 20 female massage therapists for sexual harassment and sexual assault. Watson denied any wrongdoing despite settling 20 claims of sexual misconduct. He also missed the entire 2021 season due to the fallout.
Fast-forward to today and LeBron’s tweet of support for Watson has been meat with outrage:
LeBron stopped being a Cowboys fan because Jerry Jones wanted his players to stand for the anthem. Now he’s a Deshaun Watson fan instead. It really is remarkable how clueless he is. https://t.co/Zyi8RQLDQn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 1, 2023
since lebron got upset that nobody asked him about the Jerry Jones photo, maybe someone should ask him what he thinks about the 20+ accusations of sexual misconduct against Deshaun Watson. https://t.co/ctZOiw8mJI
— Kit Wren's in the Furze (@KitTalksSports) January 1, 2023
Deshaun Watson didn’t lose his rhythm, @KingJames, he assaulted multiple women. And clearly that doesn’t bother you. https://t.co/fJNt2ZzT9E
— Jessie defund police fund abortions Losch💚🇺🇾🌱 (@JessieLosch) January 2, 2023
The comments and QT on this LeBron tweet is exactly why the NFL account hides Deshaun Watson's name.
LeBron is getting cooked for publicly supporting Watson. https://t.co/lnos4yDUwx
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 1, 2023
I know LeBron grew up a Browns fan but I'm surprised Deshaun Watson is a person he's publicly supporting. https://t.co/IOqj6RD7Sz
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) January 1, 2023
LeBron James when he realizes why Deshaun Watson wasn’t playing in the first place pic.twitter.com/pWIU5qd3qS https://t.co/9A4NbdSRMh
— Junior Maruwa (@juniormaruwa) January 1, 2023
Deshaun Watson got his rhythm back from what?
— Razzball (@Razzball) January 1, 2023
LeBron has not acknowledged the backlash at time of publication.