It appears that Floyd Mayweather isn’t aware of the #MeToo movement
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a boxing legend and the undisputed best of his generation. Following a comeback from retirement to defeat Conor McGregor via 10th-round TKO in August, he pushed his career earnings past the billion dollar mark. But there’s another, more controversial side to Floyd – his legal issues related to violence against women.
Mayweather, who has been convicted on DV-related charges on multiple occasions, did an interview with Men’s Health about the new VR boxing workout he’s marketing. After talking about that in the beginning of the interview he is given a viewer question about cryptocurrency, but shoots that down to redirect the conversation back to his fitness deal. He brings up his gentleman’s club when discussing that, and then the interviewer moves onto another topic – the #MeToo movement.
#MeToo was a hashtag that spread virally in October as a means to denounce sexual assault and harassment. It followed the allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, and has led many celebrities to share their harrowing stories of sexual violence and impropriety.
But Mayweather is apparently completely unaware of #MeToo, judging by his bizarre exchange with the interviewer about it:
Men’s Health “We’re asking a lot of men, in light of the #MeToo movement, how men can grow in 2018.”
Floyd Mayweather: “The who?”
MH: “The #MeToo movement. Women speaking out about sexual assault.”
FM: “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.’”
MH: “This is a very different —”
FM: “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.’”
I honestly have no idea what to say it regards to that.