Following a controversial tweet made by LeBron James, a Twitter movement has been launched to boycott his new Space Jam movie.

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Ahead of its release in theaters and on HBO Max this summer, the upcoming sequel Space Jam 2 is at the center of another controversy.

Serving as a direct sequel to 1996’s Space Jam, the new movie stars LeBron James as himself alongside the animated characters from Looney Tunes.

Now, due to a recent controversial tweet posted by the NBA star, there are calls on social media to boycott Space Jam 2.

The controversy stems from a recent tweet posted by James after a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 16-year-old girl wielding a knife.

In LeBron’s tweet, which has since been deleted, the basketball player posted an image of the officer and wrote:

“YOU’RE NEXT.”

The post was met with backlash, and James clarified his state of mind in a follow-up tweet:

“I’m so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police,”

Whatever the case might be, the publicity has resulted in a group of Twitter users boycotting Space Jam: A New Legacy:

This isn’t the first controversy to befall Space Jam: A New Legacy. Last month, it was revealed that Pepe Le Pew had been completely scrubbed from the sequel even though a scene had previously been filmed to include the character.

The decision was met with tremendous backlash, and that only increased after a recent trailer featured a cameo of The Droogs, the gang known for their ultra-violence in A Clockwork Orange.

Space Jam

There might be a portion of people on Twitter refusing to watch the movie, but for everyone else who’s interested in avoiding it, Space Jam: A New Legacy is scheduled to be released in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16th.

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