Idaho cop who went viral mocking Lebron James in TikTok video was suspended but GoFUndMe page reaised nearly $200,000
The Idaho cop who recently went viral for staging a TikTok video of a fake call to LeBron James has reportedly been suspended after a series of complaints about the video.
Idaho police officer Nate Silverster of the Bellevue Marshal’s Office has been suspended for a video in which he staged a call to James during which he asked the NBA star for an advice how to respond to an imaginary incident of one black person stabbing another one.
A policeman calls LeBron for advice in hilarious viral video pic.twitter.com/iQmLOKFXHr— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 25, 2021
But not many people liked that despite of the immediate millions of views across the internet in a short period of time.
The Bellevue Marshal's Office also issued a statement in response to the video.
"The Bellevue Marshal's Office is aware of the extreme controversy regarding Deputy Marshal Silvester's viral TikTok," the statement read. "The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal's Office. The Bellevue Marshal's Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner. This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally."
However, shortly after the suspending, the GoFundMe page, launched by Silverster’s friend, raised more than $193,000 in donations, that could cover any loss of incomes related to the suspending.
But Silverster decided different anf posted another video where he shared his plans to use the money to push back the anti-police narrative in much of the media.