What boxer Floyd Mayweather has to say about the #MeToo movement? Well…after admitting he had no idea what it means, decided to crack some jokes instead.
The undefeated boxer fumbled through a tone-deaf answer to a question about his take on the popularized hashtag, which has empowered women across the globe to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment.
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.”
Mayweather: “The who?”
Men’s Health: “The #MeToo movement. Women speaking out about sexual assault.”
Mayweather: “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 40-year-old fighter, who is worth roughly $440 million after his win over Conor McGregor, claimed he hadn’t heard of the recent wave of confessions from sexual assault victims when told this situation was “very different.”
Mayweather: “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.”
But Mayweather caught himself once the interviewer asked him about his “sensitive side,” denouncing sexual harassment in his own words.
Mayweather: “Of course. I mean, you live and you learn, I think everyone, if you’re in an uncomfortable position, you have to pray about it, you know, talk about it, and I think that, you know, sexual harassment, I don’t think it’s cool at all.”
Eventually, Floyd said sexual harassment is “not cool.”