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Barstool Sports Founder Launches New Shirts Mocking LeBron James’ Chinese Brown-Nosing

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Barstool Sports President Dave Portnoy announced the release of new t-shirts in “honor” of NBA star LeBron James for “denouncing freedom of speech”.

On Twitter, the Barstool Sports founder revealed his new t-shirts which mock the NBA star and his tone deaf comments regarding Daryl Morey’s legitimate expression of solidarity with Hong Kong protestors.

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He dedicated this shirt to all “Lebron fans who want to crush freedom of speech and oppress the masses.”

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On the “Pro Lebron/Pro China/Pro Communism tshirt”, there is writing the below the image which says “F*** Daryl Morey” in Mandarin. Portnoy proclaims that these shirts will “sell like hotcakes in Beijing.”

But Portnoy did not stop there. He also launched “Lebron Civil Rights tshirt” for people to decide whether “they want to be a capitalist or a communist depending on how it affects your bank account just like Bron Bron does.”

The Barstool Sports Founder then went on Tucker Carlson’s show to discuss the release of these shirts and point out the hypocrisy of James’ comments regarding American and Chinese politics.

Athletes like LeBron James take for granted the civil liberties like the freedom of speech that they enjoy in the United States.

However, the bigger story about this NBA/China drama is the rising degree of Chinese influence in American business affairs.

Since China took off in the 1980s, it has become a major player in international economic affairs.

As a result, it has spread its influence far and wide, which has caused some concern for countries such as the United States.

Due to the authoritarian nature of the Chinese government and the many business norms imposed on American companies that do business in China, American businesses effectively adopt many of China’s authoritarian practices such as the muzzling of free speech.

This is on full display with the recent NBA/China drama where people are now questioning whether the NBA is under too much Chinese influence.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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