Ice Cube fired back at NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who blasted both the sports and entertainment industries for a lack of outrage over recent incidents of anti-Semitism, including one from the rapper.
In a column published by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, Abdul-Jabbar warned that the anti-Semitic posts made Ice Cube and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson were a “very troubling omen for the future of the Black Lives Matter movement” and slammed the “shrug of meh-rage” in Hollywood and in sports.
“When reading the dark squishy entrails of popular culture, meh-rage in the face of sustained prejudice is an indisputable sign of the coming Apatholypse: apathy to all forms of social justice,” Abdul-Jabbar explained. “After all, if it’s OK to discriminate against one group of people by hauling out cultural stereotypes without much pushback, it must be OK to do the same to others. Illogic begets illogic.”
The column didn’t sit well with Ice Cube, who later blasted The Hollywood Reporter for running it.
“Shame on the Hollywood Reporter who obviously gave my brother Kareem 30 pieces of silver to cut us down without even a phone call,” the rapper tweeted on Wednesday.