Conor Mcgregor’s Addresses His Use Of Racist Slurs: ‘I’m Half-Black From The Belly Button Down’
Earlier this week Floyd Mayweather called McGregor out for referring to black people as “monkeys.”
Conor McGregor has done a lot of stupid things leading up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather, but Thursday night in Brooklyn, the UFC superstar went way overboard even for him. Referring to black people as “monkeys.” In response to recent accusations of racism, McGregor said this to the crowd of more than 13,000:
“A lot of media seem to be saying I’m against black people. That’s absolutely fucking ridiculous. Do they not know I’m half black? Yeah! I’m half black from the belly button down. And just to show them that’s squashed, here’s a present for my beautiful, black female fans.”
Then he did a little dance.
Responding to accusations of racism by trolling the web with even more racial stereotypes might not be what a publicist would suggest, but McGregor completely unbothered.
The original comments that had people on edge came at both the L.A. and Toronto stops of the fight’s hype tour, where McGregor told Floyd Mayweather “Dance for me, boy.” Then, in an recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Guillermo Rodriguez that aired Wednesday, McGregor referenced the “dancing monkeys” in Rocky III training scene in the gym , which many thought was a slur directed at black boxers in the movie.
McGregor further addressed the comments after Thursday’s event.
“That doesn’t sit well with me. I’m a very multi-cultured individual. I don’t have any ill feeling toward anyone. I don’t even see color. I just wanted to say something that I could have a little fun with. … I just wanted to play with it and address it in my own little way. It’s stupid and it’s ridiculous, is basically what I was getting at.”
Floyd had this to say when asked about his opponent’s comments
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