NBA star Lamar Odom's car crash in Queens, NY, that caused the fatal death of a 15-year old pedestrian last week, has triggered an outrage on the Internet with Netizens divided over Odom was responsible for the death of the boy.
Odom and his wife Khloe Kardashian had tweeted their condolences for the family of the boy killed and are upset over the way some netizens have judged their action.
On Monday, Odom was on his way back from a funeral of his cousin and was visiting a barber shop in his old Jamaica neighborhood in Queens when his chauffeur-driven car struck a motorcycle, which in turn smashed into a teen pedestrian who was on his scooter.
The boy died of serious head injuries and his organs were later donated.
Odom and Kardashian are both distraught over the incident and have extended wholehearted support and condolence to the boy's family.
Khloe, Odom's wife, tweeted to express sympathy: My heart/soul goes out 2every1 in pain from any suffering. Pray 4 all of the angels surrounding us constantly. May our spirits stay strong
Above all, love each other deeply, b/c love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality 2 1another without grumbling 1 Peter 4:8-9
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
However, after some netizens expressed their suspicion that Odom could have caused the boy's death, both Odom and Kardashian refused to remain silent.
Stop judging other people's lives that u know NOTHING about! My husband &I r in NY 4a funeral 4 his fam. Senseless violence is disgusting!! ... A family member of his was killed and some of the comments you are saying due to the fact I am off twitter today are disgusting, Khloe tweeted.
Kardashian's fans and friends were very supportive.
@KhloeKardashian sorry to hear about the loss :( it's a harsh world out there, always live life to the fullest ! - CarissaRae_xo carissa hughes
@KhloeKardashian I'm so sorry for you and Lamars loss, don't ever think you owe anyone anything. People criticize because they cannot do. - RobinsJoy Robin Langston
@KhloeKardashian so sorry for your family's loss. As far as the jerks, BLOCK them. - @UnAmore22 Nicole
@KhloeKardashian im sorry for your loss and im sorry for all the horrible things people r sayin to u...brush them off doll - ashley_hunter33 (ashley hunter)
@KhloeKardashian Really sad 2 think ppl behave this way!May God bless u & urs and surround u with a peace that passes all understanding!AMEN - ScotianMama Alicea
Odom's friends and fans were also supportive.
@RealLamarOdom glad u r okay. U r a good man. Sorry for u r families loss. Prayers r with u n Khloe. - @SweetyLady62 (Karen OBrien)
@RealLamarOdom God will never bring you to it with out bringing you through it. -
@RealLamarOdom Sorry to hear about your accident LO, I second your thoughts and prayers. - @Lakergregg (Greg Garrison)
@RealLamarOdom good 2 see you are okay! - @SimplyCharita (charita marie vining)
@RealLamarOdom prayers continue for you and the others involved - @BecReyn12 (Becca Reynolds)
Thank you for your support and prayers! My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family, Odom's tweet appeared on late Monday night.