No Idea What #MeToo Means
… Cracks Jokes
1/10/2018 2:45 PM PST
This was not a great moment for Floyd Mayweather …
The boxer was asked for his thoughts on the #MeToo movement — and after admitting he had no idea what it means, decided to crack some jokes instead.
The question came from a Men’s Health reporter: “We’re asking a lot of men, in light of the #MeToo movement, how men can grow in 2018.”
Floyd: “The who?”
Men’s Health: “The #MeToo movement. Women speaking out about sexual assault.”
Floyd: “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.'”
The Men’s Health reporter tried to explain it to Floyd — saying, “This is very different” — but it still didn’t click.
Floyd: “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.”
Eventually, Floyd said sexual harassment is “not cool.”