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LeBron James' son was slammed online for taking "a white girl" to his high school prom.
LeBron Raymone James Jr, AKA 'Bronny', shared a bunch of images on Instagram of himself and fellow classmate Peyton Gelfuso attending their prom together.
But instead of being happy for the 17-year-old, social media users took exception to the colour of his date's skin and decided to bombard Bronny with abuse.
One person commented: "That girl is whiter than white bruh."
While another added: "Welp, on the bright side, LeBron has more kids. Maybe they will do better."
And someone in a different thread continued: "Lost another black king to a money hungry white girl... Bron gotta do better SMH."
Meanwhile, others labelled Bronny's date a "gold digger".
As a result of the awful backlash, Bronny has since deleted the post.
However, LeBron's wife Savannah's Instagram post has remained live and some of the vile comments are still visible to see.
Despite the nasty remarks from some, most people did leap to Bronny's defence though, condemning the comments made towards both the future NBA prospect and his date.
One of those people who came out in support of the happy couple was former NFL player Robert Griffin III who is married to Estonian athlete Grete Sadeiko.
"Bronny James upset a lot of miserable people because he decided to take a white girl to the prom as his date," RG3 said in a video on Instagram.
"First of all, it's 2022, what's wrong with that? You can take an Avatar to the prom for all I care – who he chooses is who he chooses.
"Secondly, it's giving weird energy that a bunch of grown men and women, 40 year olds, are trying to tell a 17-year-old who they think he should bring to prom.
"This has nothing to do with LeBron and Savannah not raising Bronny right and the colour of the skin of the girl he takes to prom should not matter. Leave these kids alone."
Truly awful comments aside, the couple looked like they enjoyed themselves at the prom, arriving at the event in a $326,000 custom-print Mercedes GT sports car.
As for the unwarranted backlash they've faced, Bronny or LeBron himself are yet to comment.
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