Floyd Mayweather has been accused of multiple counts of domestic abuse.
Floyd Mayweather is a boxer who has been convicted of domestic abuse and has served an 87-day jail term for it as well. However, a stunningly ignorant response to a question about the #metoo movement proves that he has not had as much of a change of heart in terms of gender equality.
Floyd, who was giving an interview to Men's Health Magazine, was asked how men can grow in 2018 with regards to the #metoo movement. We have seen men in Hollywood stand with the women and letting them know that #timesup for all forms of sexual harassments and for gender discrimination.
The dialogue all over the country has shifted towards the large scale at which women face sexual misconduct by the men in their personal and professional lives. In the backdrop of this phenomenon, when Floyd was asked what he thought of the #metoo movement, he seemed surprised.
“The #MeToo movement. Women speaking out about sexual assault,” the interviewer explained to the boxer. Floyd then went on to make a tasteless joke that undermines the difficult journey of the brave women who stood up to the injustices they faced.
He said, “Oh. ’Cause when you say “me too,” my thing was this. When somebody be like, ‘I got a Rolls Royce,’ I be like ‘Me too!’ When somebody say they got a private jet, I say, ‘Me too. I got two. Me too!'” When the interviewer tried to interject, he further added, "Well, I didn't know! My Me Too movement from the beginning was whenever somebody said what they have I'm like, ‘me too.’ Somebody say they got a billion dollars, I say, ‘I made a billion dollars, me too.’”
Understandably, many people are furious about the blasé response Floyd had about the powerful movement, while others felt expecting anything more from the boxer is over-expectation. Meanwhile, some others think considering Floyd's reputation, Floyd's link to #metoo is not as horrible as they thought it would be.
Convicted woman beater Floyd Mayweather thinks the #MeToo movement to stop violence against women is actually when somebody says they have a private jet and Mayweather responds with, "Me too." pic.twitter.com/XeAQNkJbx3— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 10, 2018
Floyd Mayweather's thoughts about #MeToo are about as dumb as I expected, but probably less offensive than expected.— Dennis Hui (@dennishuilawyer) January 12, 2018
How on gods earth anyone ever expected Floyd Mayweather to give any sort of respectable response to #MeToo is baffling. His views towards women are foul. Have always been. He sees them like he see's everything in this life. A commodity. An acquisition. To be purchased.— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) January 10, 2018
Y'all can't expect Floyd Mayweather to understand the #MeToo movement. He can't read. Seriously. Y'all expect too much. 😒— Eric Merikani (@ericd77088) January 10, 2018
why would you even ask Floyd Mayweather, known abuser, about #MeToo— SET (@TinubuTweets) January 10, 2018
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