In a new Op-Ed for The Hollywood Reporter, former NBA Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls for social media companies to slap warning labels “with more consistency and vigilance” on “messages that are false, incite violence or cause harm to society.”
Abdul-Jabbar rips several celebrities, many of which happen to be Trump supporters.
He writes “ABC gave Roseanne new life, but her character was killed off after she went on a racist rant. James Woods, winner of a Golden Globe and Emmy, was once considered a dynamic actor. Now, after his caustic social commentary tweets, he’s viewed as the cranky geezer who won’t let you get your ball from his yard. Jon Voight, once a shining star among actors, recently posted a rambling video calling the political left “Satan” and promoting conspiracies about the election, reducing him from brilliant Oscar winner to cultural dumpster diver.”
The former Los Angeles Laker also attacks former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and says “Giuliani’s attacks on the integrity of the 2020 elections, without any substantive evidence, has undermined the democratic process.”
He even takes issue with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who is not a Trump supporter, claiming “her anti-trans tweets may not only damage the Potter and Fantastic Beasts franchises, they could end up tainting her entire literary legacy.”
Abdul-Jabbar argues “great success in one field can lead to the delusion that all your thoughts are great”