Ignorance on Parade: Mayweather Insults Pacquiao

by Latoya Peterson

So Floyd Mayweather decided that he was going to be clever, and post a Ustream rant bashing Manny Paquiao – throwing in strategic references to “cats and dogs” and “sushi rolls.”

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So yes, Mayweather is a damn fool – should be no surprise to folks who watch his actions on TV (did y’all see him on What Chilli Wants?)

However, Mayweather’s apology is even worse.

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In the first video, Mayweather employs the classic “But I can’t be racist” non-apology. As Fox sports quotes Mayweather as saying:

“I do want to apologize for what happened the other night. I want to apologize to everybody because everybody thought that it was a racist comment that I said. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I have nothing but love for everybody,” Mayweather said.

“Some of my guys are Muslim, some of my guys are Jews, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, whites … it doesn’t matter. I got nothing but love in my heart. All I want to say is, if anybody was affected from what I said the other day, I apologize as a man. I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it.”

Sigh. It’s the classic defense, still hollow as ever. But then Mayweather takes it a step further by grabbing a Thai woman and a Chinese woman to appear in his next video, and mentioning “my gym is in Chinatown!” He demands the woman on his left to “speak Thai” and “tell your country that I love ’em!” He asks various blogs to “Put my friends on TV!”

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Pacquiao is Filipino, for the record.