Donald Trump Jr. was sharply criticized after he called Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James a "b*tch" for having hecklers booted from a game.
James found himself in the news recently after he took exception with things that were said to him by two beligerent fans during a game.
He had them ejected and footage of the event soon went viral.
LeBron got these Pacers fans kicked out. 😂
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 25, 2021
James has not confirmed what exactly the fans said though there has been some speculation they made comments about his family.
But he made clear in a statement to reporters the individuals went "outside the line with obscene gestures and words that shouldn't be tolerated in our game from nobody."
The incident soon attracted the attention of Trump Jr., who recirculated the clip of James ejecting the hecklers on Instagram and asked his followers:
“Is there a bigger bitch in pro sports than LaSnitch?”
He later went further, posting a photoshopped image of James wearing a "Karen" wig and suggesting he "wants to speak to the manager!!!"
But Trump Jr.'s words did not go over well with the online community.
Many jumped to James' defense.
@DonaldJTrumpJr suffering from tiny dick syndrome and just trying to make himself relevant. Whaawhaaa. #sosad #tinydick https://t.co/4FGhz8FB3N
— Erica (@eminuto13) November 29, 2021
Alleged narcotics fan & son of disgraced former president
calls out star athlete - on Twitter - because he doesn’t have the cojones to call anyone a b^tch in person. What have you done other than shill for daddy, kill wildlife & screw a 🤡? #DemVoice1 https://t.co/Bb2Wp3wCY7
— Crone-a-riffic & Vaccinated, Voting Blue! (@CroneRiffic) November 28, 2021
Donald Trump Jr @DonaldJTrumpJr calling LeBron James a “bitch” for having a couple sitting court-side kicked out of a game for saying, “I hope your son does in a car wreck.”
Don Jr — literally no personal accomplishments. Born white. And rich. The end.
Here’s LeBron’s legacy… https://t.co/4jbWqMSrUq
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 27, 2021
So let me get this straight, Donald Trump Jr. just called LeBron James a bitch? ***looks around saucer-eyed; steps back.
— Jay Davis (@jay_jdavis) November 28, 2021
Donald Trump, Jr. called Lebron James a “bitch.” That’s big talk coming from someone whose dad is Vladimir Putin’s bitch.
— Lee Mays (@OriginalLeeMays) November 28, 2021
The Trump family is a cancer. https://t.co/W1Wxt0zlwy
— Joseph Christ (@TheJosephChrist) November 28, 2021
The irony of calling @KingJames a bitch and then limiting the comments. @DonaldJTrumpJr , the biggest bitch in politics…Dad’s a close second though. Comments open… https://t.co/eKhFvMWlcJ
— Jesse Hauer (@realJesseHauer) November 29, 2021
Many also pointed out the hypocrisy of Trump Jr. 's comments considering his and his father's history with hecklers and protests during their rallies and public appearances.
Trump Jr. made headlines in recent days for outlandish behavior on social media.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Trump Jr. was mocked after he posted a video that repurposes a dinner scene from the 1989 film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation showing his father, former President Donald Trump, emerging from President Joe Biden's turkey.
Before that, he courted controversy for his comments on the recent trial and acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, at one point sharing a meme showing his father presenting Rittenhouse with the congressional Medal of Honor.
Trump Jr. would go on to call Rittenhouse a "good samaritan" while blaming Democrats for the Waukesha Christmas parade car rampage.