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Things have gone so, so badly for Zion Williamson this week. It all began with Williamson posting images from the gender reveal party he was throwing alongside baby momma Ahkeema. This led OnlyFans creator Moriah Mills to accuse Williamson of infidelity on Twitter. Mills leaked various messages from Williamson, while also claiming they had hooked up as recently as last week. Furthermore, Mills claimed that the Pelicans forward was paying for her to move to New Orleans. More recently, microblading artist and influencer Yami Taylor has also claimed that she was very recently in a sexual relationship with Williamson, going as far as to call him a “nasty ass sex addict” in her Instagram call out.

The internet has had a lot of fun roasting the injury-plagued forward. Stephen A. Smith delivered a particularly masterful response to the whole situation. Meanwhile, former NBA star Gilbert Arenas came to Williamson’s defense with a passionate, if eccentric, take on the situation. However, social media is gearing up for a second round of shenanigans after Williamson’s team began to lay down some desperate damage control.

Williamson Does School Photo Op, Twitter Goes Wild

On June 9, Zion Williamson announced that he was partnering with schools in Jefferson Parish for the Summer Bridge program. The program’s focus is to meet the needs of those students who need assistance getting ahead with reading. Williamson donated $250,000 to the program, highlighting how he was helped immensely by similar programs while was growing up. “That changed my childhood. I don’t know where I’d be without this camp.”

Whether this partnership was planned before this week is unclear. However, there is likely no worse time that they could have announced it. Social media immediately pounced on the story, speculating as to whether the move was a PR strategy to take some heat off Williamson following all of this week’s headlines. Furthermore, others pointed to the fact that Williamson was seemingly counteracting a sex scandal with wholesome images of him with schoolchildren. As mentioned, it’s likely that this was already in the works when the headlines began to hit. However, if that’s the case then his team really should have considered the optics of what they were doing it because they are…real bad.

Twitter Reacts

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