|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on May 22, 2021 at 2:45 AM|
However, the former NBA player, who played for 12 seasons and was a first-round draft pick, let loose recently when discussing politics.
Brown criticizes unnamed Democrats in the Instagram video, which began circulating and garnering attention on Thursday, for attempting to pressure him into voting for Biden, whom the athlete claims does not represent "black America."
“What do we have to show for it?” Brown commented on black Americans voting Democrat while he was driving.
He then lashed out at those who shame black people for voting Republican or withdrawing their support from liberal causes.
“You fake woke negros are the worst, man, you all are the worst thing to the black community...
You fake woke n****s won’t allow independent thought because I don’t care who you vote for,” Brown stated .
“I ain’t never cuss nobody out for voting for the Democratic party, I ain’t ever called anyone a coon or [was] disrespectful, none of that. You motherf**kers…the guys who do that, you all are the new version of the KKK. White folks don’t got to do nothing. You all are the new version of the KKK.”
Brown's political outburst elicited predictable mixed reactions.
“The censorship he speaks about is absolutely true,” activist Yvette Carnell wrote in praise of Brown’s words. “Black voters can’t question Democrats or make demands of Dems without them sending out the Black Gatekeepers to ridicule us as ignorant & smear us as right wingers.”
Others lauded or expressed surprise at Brown's critique of black liberals.
Some critics responded, citing the frequently made argument that Biden is preferable to Donald Trump's "disaster," as well as attempting to dismiss Brown as a supporter of the former president.
Brown's rant surprised many, as the majority of the NBA's top stars are only politically aligned when they support left-leaning movements – take LeBron James and Black Lives Matter, for example. Brown has, however, appeared to go against the political grain for a long period of time.
Brown has defended Donald Trump in recent YouTube videos and even criticized the Black Lives Matter movement for "playing the race card" and failing to address actual issues in black communities.