The controversy continues over LeBron James’ tweet about “Squid Game,” following Thursday’s episode.
“@rickygervais welcome to the NBA in 2018!” James wrote Thursday. “Don’t think me and @lorraineschwartz @da__mehovic & @dionomanie got a chance to sit down & talk this summer, ‘chill’? Lol.
“Unfortunately, ‘Squid Game’ back to air in England tomorrow. Sorry about that! Catch the show in the US soon. The East is Raw ‘Rama re’ Ja.”
The post was directed at co-creator and executive producer Lorraine Ashbourne, who responded to the Miami Heat star on Instagram: “So what?”
Then the discussion turned to whether James viewed “Squid Game” as misogynistic.” He responded: “It’s rude to point a finger at everyone who has eaten squid in a shitty space. Sorry.”
Ashbourne tweeted Friday: “Wish he’d come by the studio!”
The “Squid Game” creators don’t really feel the need to talk to @KingJames about calling “Squid Game” a misogynistic comedy https://t.co/91PzljmjLw — Oliver Milman (@OliverMilman) January 5, 2018
Stuart Little cited Kobe Bryant last year for sharing the internet’s attention
“We come back tomorrow to draw even more attention,” James wrote on Twitter. The show, which is produced by the BBC, aired in the U.K. Thursday on BBC Three. “Really? Maybe we can help turn this into a Hollywood production. I think Eddie Murphy made a movie about Quasimodo.”
It marked the second year in a row James has taken issue with “The Simpsons,” posting photos of various Bart Simpson-esque characters, naming their Sketchers shoes after people, and even taking a swing at Homer Simpson himself.