07 September 2010

Mayweather can’t possibly be racist against Asians because he’s friends with Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Whites

Trash talk and boxing go hand in hand. Some crazy stuff gets said to hype up fights. So when Floyd Mayweather Jr. went off the other day on UStream about Manny Pacquiao, boxing fans might have dismissed it as promotion.

Except that there isn’t a fight scheduled…with these two at least.

For anyone who missed it, let’s recap:

On the video Mayweather calls Pacquiao a “midget”, a “yellow chump”, and claims that he “can’t speak no English”.  He goes on to say that after he beats Pacquiao he’d have him “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice” and “cook him with some cats and dogs”.

A bit too far, don’t you think?  When this gets out and the backlash comes around, Floyd takes to the internet again to clear up the air:

In his own words, Mayweather says

"I want to apologize to everybody. They felt it was a racist comment that came from me. I don't have a racist bone in my body, you know. I love everybody. Some of my guys are Muslims. Some of my guys are Jews. Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, whites, it doesn't matter. There is nothing but love in my heart, you know what I'm saying?”

You see, the issue here is us.  We misinterpreted all that “yellow” talk as a racist comment.  Floyd can’t possibly be racist against Asians because he’s got guys.  Guys that are Muslims, Jews (he’s in back there if you didn’t think he meant it), Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and Whites.*  Clearly anyone who’s racist against Asians would never be caught dead with all these non-Asian folks, right. 

As a matter of fact, if Mayweather was so racist against Asians, how would he have been able to find two similarly dressed Asian women with name tags? 

They’ll even talk to you in their languages if you ask them. 

Whatever.  I’m done talking about this.  By the way, his name isn’t pronounced “Pooch-ee-yow”, and I’m hoping the next time talk about this fight comes around, there’s no jawing about drug tests or other BS.  Regardless of outcome, everybody wants to see it. 

(* And yes, I do know that there are Asians that happen to be Muslim or Jewish.)

No comments:

Post a Comment