LeBron James Called Out Lori Loughlin For Being Able To Pick A Prison Of Her Choice And It Sparked A Discussion About Privilege

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Updated on Sep 21, 2020. Posted on Sep 19, 2020

You probably know that this summer, Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty to charges related to bribing her daughters' way into the University of Southern California in what is now known as the infamous college scandal of 2019.

Lori arriving at the courthouse in 2019

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And this week, Vanity Fair posted this article, titled, "Lori Loughlin Will Get To Serve Her Two-Month Sentence at the Prison of Her Choice."

Headline titled, "Lori Loughlin Will Get To Serve Her Two-Month Sentence at the Prison of Her Choice."

Basketball star LeBron James posted a screenshot of the article on Instagram, expressing how unfair Lori getting to choose her prison is.

"Of her what!!??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣," LeBron said. "I’m laughing, 'cause sometimes you have to, just to stop from crying."

"Don’t make no damn sense to me. We just want the same treatment if committed of [the] same crime that’s all."

"Is that asking for too much?" James continued. "Let me guess, it is, huh. Yeah I know!

"We’ll just keep pushing forward and not expecting the handouts! STRONG, BLACK & POWERFUL! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑."

LeBron wearing a "I Can't Breathe" shirt in 2014.

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The post sparked a conversation in the comments — people pointed out how Lori being able to pick her prison was peak white privilege.

Comment saying, "Sounds about white."

Comment saying, "White privilege at its finest."

Comment saying, "Why is it so hard for people to see white privilege?"

Comment saying, "You know how it is, King. She got the complexion for the protection."

Comment saying, "White privilege."

Comment saying, "System is designed for Karens to thrive."

Viola Davis wrote, "Uh, is it punishment if you get to choose? Is she going to choose her meal program, too?"

Viola Davis, "Uh, is it punishment if you get to choose? Is she going to choose her meal program, too?"

Rapper 50 Cent said, "Yeah, that sounds about white. I have never heard of that before. You going to jail, but pick anywhere you want to go. LOL, this is so fucked up."

50 Cent saying, " "Yeah, that sounds about white. I have never heard of that before. You going to jail, but pick anywhere you want to go. LOL, this is so fucked up."

And to those who are trying to silence LeBron because he is an athlete, have several seats.

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LeBron has not hopped in the comments to join the conversation his post sparked, but we will update you if he does. You can read the comments here.

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