Floyd Mayweather’s Response To The #MeToo Movement Has Seriously Angered People
11 January 2018, 13:02
The athlete's controversial comments are circling the web.
Floyd Mayweather has come under fire for his recent comments regarding the #MeToo movement.
During an interview with Men's Health, the semi-retired boxer was asked about the highly-publicised movement, which supports woman who have experienced sexual violence and harassment.
After promoting a new virtual reality boxing set-up, Mayweather was asked how men could grow in 2018 in light of the movement.
"The who?" he questioned, seemingly unaware of what #MeToo means, "When you say “me too” ... When somebody is 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.” he stated.
After the host pointed out that Mayweather's idea was "very different" to the concept she was referring to, he replied, "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.”
He added: "I think everyone, if you’re in an uncomfortable position, you have to pray about it, you know, talk about it."
"I think that, you know, sexual harassment, I don’t think it’s cool at all."
In the past, Mayweather has been charged with domestic violence and battery on multiple occasions against different women.
Following his comments, people took to social media to slam the "disgusting" boxer for his "ignorant" views.
This man is ignorant and all the money in the world he don't even know how to read— BANGNATION1 (@Hunny_Child1) 11 January 2018
In other news, Floyd Mayweather is still disgusting https://t.co/XO0KvRrhsc— Blake (@BlakeMirolla) 10 January 2018
This dirty boring illiterate piece of Shit cracking jokes cause he can’t read & comprehend those large complex words “Me Too”. @FloydMayweather is a piece of Shit that abuses woman. It’s gonna be funny 1 day when his world comes crashing down tho becuz it’s gonna happen 4 sure https://t.co/fZQneL6xHZ— Just Some Asshole (@JustSomeAzzhole) 10 January 2018
Twitter users also pointed out that the boxer could have citing lyrics from Pharrell Williams’ 2009 song, 'Mr. Me Too.'
dog Floyd Mayweather legit recited Pharrell's bridge on Mr. Me Too pic.twitter.com/bq9VOI968M— Ahmed/Drakeo & 03 Greedo are the greatest (@big_business_) 10 January 2018
Mayweather is yet to respond to the reports.