The situation started after Laura Ingraham went on her show to comment on Drew Brees. The NFL star originally spoke out against kneeling during the National Anthem at football games. He spoke about it being disrespectful in his eyes. Laura spoke about Drew speaking out on the issue. She said, “he’s allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag means to him, I mean he’s a person, he has some worth I imagine. This is beyond football.”
Many found her opinion on Drew to be interesting given her stance on LeBron James and Kevin Durant in 2018. She criticized the NBA stars from talking about politics and told them to “shut up and dribble.”
During a segment on her show, Ingraham spoke to James and Durnat, “it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Lebron and Kevin, you’re great players but nobody voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the politic commentary to yourself or as someone once said “Shut up and dribble”
If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???? 🤦🏾♂️. And to my people don’t worry I won’t stop until I see https://t.co/e4pJ0PvwJj
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 4, 2020
LeBron James retweet the video of Laura writing, “If you still haven’t figured out why the protesting is going on. Why we’re acting as we are is because we are simply F-N tired of this treatment right here! Can we break it down for you any simpler than this right here???? ??♂. And to my people don’t worry I won’t stop until I see.”
“@SandalsResorts Just found out you still appear to be a sponsor of Laura Ingraham’s toxic show on Fox. You can continue to advertise with that program if you wish. But I will never vacation at one of your resorts as long as you advertise on her show. And I will discourage my friends and family from doing so as long as you support her racist, hateful, neo-facist messages,” commented another person.
Another person called out two sponsors, “Laura Ingraham has never hid who she is The question is why does corporate advertisers – like @bookingcom and @safelite – sponsor her show knowing who she is?”
We’ve reached out to sponsors for Laura but have not heard back from reps for Sandal’s Resorts, Lifelock, Tivity Health, Safelite, and others.
@SandalsResorts Just found out you still appear to be a sponsor of Laura Ingraham's toxic show on Fox. You can continue to advertise with that program if you wish. 1/2
— Chris (get vaccinated) Ferris (@FerrisOnline) June 4, 2020
Ingraham responded on The Ingraham Angle. She said, “Well, without dwelling on the nuance between the two instances, let me be very clear about what I believe: We are all children of God, regardless of our racial or political differences and therefore must be treated equally.”
“Every American, every-American has the God-given right to speak his mind on any issue. I think in order to heal and shed light on gross injustices, our country needs more dialogue, not less. And we need more respect, less retribution.”
“Emotions are hot right now and unfortunately, in times like these, we often find ourselves, I know it’s easy to do, talking past each other.”
“Right now Americans, I think most of them, are looking for reconciliation. That means politicians, police, and even cultural figures all working together. All of us.
We are all human beings on this earth for a very short period of time when you think about it, This is a moment when we should be listening and learning. All of us.”