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South Park Episode Throws Major Shade At LeBron For Comments On China Controversy

(via South Park)

(via South Park)

LeBron James may have been better keeping his mouth shut on the NBA and their international crisis. In response to Daryl Morey's tweet, instead of siding with him and speaking out against China's oppressive system, he threw Morey under the bus for speaking on a topic he "wasn't educated on."

Needless to say, folks are angry at LeBron -- and calling him a sellout for refusing to speak out against a regime that pays him millions of dollars in endorsements and support.

Even the famous animated hit tv show "South Park" has joined in on the LeBron slander.

During a recent episode, a character named Cartman becomes angry with the decision by South Park Elementary School to change the lunch menu after students complained about wanting more sustainable and healthy options. The response that Cartman made to the rest of the cafeteria sounded very similar to the remark that James made about the NBA’s ongoing China controversy.

“Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself!” Cartman yells, via Ryan Parker of The Hollywood Reporter.

In case you forgot, here is the quote by LeBron the show is clearly referring to:

“We all talk about freedom of speech,” James said, via The Undefeated, “Yes, we do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you are not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself.”

It seems the writers of South Park share the views of many who have criticized LeBron recently. Ironically, The creators of the show have been no stranger to their own controversy with China. Their 300th episode got them banned and erased from the internet in the country because they criticized Chinese censorship and how it impacts the decisions of American corporations.

LeBron is obviously not ready to face similar "censorship" if he speaks in support of the protests. No matter his motive on refusing to take part in the newest worldwide movement, James has already made his feelings known.

They are unlikely to change.