LeBron James is speaking out following the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery on February 23.
James took to Twitter Wednesday after horrific video footage of the killing surfaced online this week. Arbery was shot and killed by a white man named Travis McMichael.
James wrote, alongside a photo of Arbery: “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!
“Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?”
He added, “No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the heavens above to your family!! #StayWoke #ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlack.”
According to CNN, Arbery had been jogging in a neighbourhood outside Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23 when a former police officer and his son chased him down.
CNN reported Gregory McMichael, Travis’ father, told officers he thought Arbery looked like a person suspected in a series of recent break-ins in the area. The news station added the case will go to a grand jury in coastal Georgia, according to a district attorney.
Arbery’s killer is yet to be charged. Courts in Georgia are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taylor Swift, Kevin Hart, Ellen Pompeo, and Naomi Campbell are among those who have spoken about the killing on social media. See more of the response below.