There Can Only Be One Reason Odell Beckham Jr. Went Soooo Far Out Of His Way To Tweet #AllLivesMatter
Everyone's instantaneous reaction to reading this...
And this right here is why I can't stand Odell Beckham. It has nothing to do with him being a petulant child that begs for attention, but whines incessantly whenever that attention happens to be of the negative variety. There have been tons of enigmatic, diva wide receivers that have done that very same thing over the years and I have generally appreciated the entertainment value of their antics. My problem with Odell is that the ways in which he chooses to go about whoring said attention are so unbelievably forced and unfunny.
Here I was thinking that an abusive three week fling with a fucking field goal net was excessively cringeworthy, but that is NOTHING compared to tweeting out a story about a lady bug just to include an 'All Lives Matter' hashtag. Just when you thought you had seen it all when it came to useless social media posts that managed to include a stance on an important societal matter in a completely tone deaf fashion, an NFL wide receiver finds a way to slip one in while giving a fairly innocuous update about flicking an insect off his neck. I don't know if Odell Beckham Jr. is #AllLivesMatter, #BlackLivesMatter, or strictly #LadyBugsLivesMatter. To be honest, I don't particularly fucking care. What does bother me is that this moronically bad attempt at humor featuring an increasingly polarizing view on the state of race in America is going to get him A TON of publicity, and I already know he's going to play the victim and pretend that he doesn't know why.
I promised myself I would never be stunned by anything that ODB did to get people talking about him, but eliciting the help of his interaction with the world's most adorable beetle to make a racially charged joke just made T.O. stop doing crunches in his front lawn and pick his jaw up off the grass. I never thought I would say this, but if he absolutely has to do/post outlandish shit just so he knows that we remember he exists can he just go back to finger fucking inanimate objects on the sidelines?