LeBron James' 17-year-old son Bronny shared some photos of himself and his prom date to Instagram. Bronny attended the school dance with one of his classmates, a girl named Peyton Gelfuso. Some people on the internet were not happy with his decision to take someone who is 'light skinned' to prom, and social media was soon flooded with a slew of nasty comments about the pairing.
One person called her a 'money hungry white girl' while another accused her of being a 'gold digger.' Others said they were 'disappointed' in the budding basketball star for not bringing someone with his own skin color.
In the wake of Bronny's backlash, alleged photos of his dad, LeBron, at his own prom with a white woman have resurfaced online.
Meanwhile, former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III is firing back at the racist haters, saying, "LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE!!!"
RG3 is married to Estonian athlete Grete Sadeiko, and he said on Wednesday, "People clowning Bronny for his prom date are just miserable. Let them enjoy their day."
Griffin has previously shut down his own criticism for not marrying a black woman saying, "It is not anti-black to love someone outside your race."
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