May 25, 2007

LeBron Held to Too High of Standard

At 22-years-old, LeBron James is being held to too high of a standard by being criticized for not signing an open-letter to the Chinese government denouncing its role in Darfur. (story)

Yes, celebrities should take up social causes because of their unique position to push for social change, but if a 22-year-old basketball player from Ohio wants to not sign a letter addressed to the Chinese government, that's his prerogative, and he should not be denounced for it.

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