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Bronny James’ Prom Date Stirs Up Weird Debate On Social Media, RGIII Comes To His Defense + LeBron’s Funny Reaction To Zhuri On Prom Day



Growing up! Bronny James - son of LeBron& Savannah James - escorted his date to prom over the weekend and his date has caused quite a stir on social media. Meanwhile, Zhuri James’ facial expression during the prom festivities took us out! Read her dad’s response and more inside…

It’s prom season!

Over the weekend,Bronny James- Lebron& Savannah James eldest son - did prom in style. He picked up his date in a $326,000 custom Mercedes GT sports car, flexing on all his friends at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles. He cleaned up nicely, rocking a custom Waraire Boswell suit.

A joyous occasion has turned into an online debate centering around his date. The 17-year-old has been receiving some backlash (along with plenty of praise) online for his prom date choice.



The high-profile teen (who is one of the most highly-touted high school basketball players in the nation) took a blonde white teen, Peyton Gelfuso (who is said to be a TikTok influencer), as his prom date. Proud mom, Savannah James, shared pictures from the big event as she helped him get ready, reflecting on how fast her son is growing up:


”Sooooo @bronny went to prom this past weekend,” Savannah - who also shares 14-year-old Bryce and 7-year-old Zhuri with LeBron - captioned the collage of photos. “Tons of emotions and realizations. Time really flies. So proud of you young man!! I will always have your front and your back!! Zhuri is processing all of this too!! (Last slide)”

And Zhuri’s face surely took us OUT! Her dad - LeBron James - shared her photo on his IG Stories and said she does NOT play when it comes to her brothers:


"One thing she don't play about is her fkn brothers!!!," he wrote. HA!

Fans took to social media to express how they feel about Bronny’s prom date choice and there are tons of people who have an issue that he didn’t take a black girl to prom, while others have been condemning trolls that have an issue with his prom date:
















Also, there are TONS of comments from black males using this opportunity to disrespect and shade black women, and state that Bronny is doing something right simply because he's seemingly dating a white girl.  For example:


There are also "we salute the 'milk man'" comments, praising Bronny specifically for his choice.  If he shouldn't be shaded for his choice, he shouldn't be praised specifically for it either.  These type of comments are equally extremely problematic and ignorant.

Dr. Umar Johnson joined the chat. He questioned LeBron James’ activism, sharing a photo of Bronny & his prom date, writing, “No disrespect, but…Yo LeBron, I thought you were an activist?”



Former NFL QB Robert Griffin III - who is married to a white woman - came to Bronny’s defense, saying folks need to leave the kids alone:



”LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE! People clowning Bronny for his prom date are just miserable. Let them enjoy their day," RGIII tweeted.

Turns out, LeBron took a white girl to prom, so some users are saying Bronny is taking notes from his father and will one day find him a black queen: 

Time will tell...


Photo: AP/Jay LaPrete

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