QUOTE (True-Boxing-Fan @ Sep 4 2010, 02:05 PM)
Just because it dont bother you and because you here shit like this all the time doesnt make what PBF said right. Anykind of biggotry or racist stuff is unaccecptable from anybody, especially from public figures. And especially in a day and age of having the first black president. Just because one person says one thing makes it right for another person to say it? Just because Arum or anybody says stupid ass shit doesnt make is ok for PBF to say this. Anyway you try to compare this Hype, what PBF said is cowardly, racist and just plain uneducated. I mean you may try to lump what PBF says in with all the other racist biggot things you heard in your life but dude PBF is on a different level of the average Joe. He's a major public figure, the aka face of boxing, so people listen to what he says. Plus are we as a public suppose to say, "Ohh fuck it i here this shit all the time so it ok". PBF is a true coward and hides behind his money that will evenually be gone one day.
I actually never even said whether or not it was "right" or "wrong"...I'm merely saying it's not that big of a deal. I mean, you say "any kind of biggotry or racist stuff is unacceptable from anybody", and yet, we see it ALL THE TIME...whether the intent is to harm or to joke, whether it's in a movie, on TV, on the radio, in a music video, in a book, whether you're taught it in school, whether you're taught it in church (I hope you're not Catholic, because I hear they aren't too fond of homosexuality)...the point is, some people are acting like Floyd firing off some racial stereotypes about Manny Pacquiao is DESPICABLE, and yet, those same people probably fire off racial stereotypes on a daily basis. Whether they do it publicly or privately, it still happens and you hear it all the time...you probably even crack jokes based on racial stereotypes yourself. We're surrounded by it EVERY DAY, so to pretend like you're all pissed off because Floyd Mayweather said "sushi rolls", "yellow midget" or "cats and dogs," well, to me, that's just being nitpicky.
I never implied that because Arum said something, it's okay for Floyd to say something similar. I merely pointed out that Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao's own promoter, didn't receive the same kind of reaction that Floyd did. I mean, shit, I saw some Pacquiao fans were so upset about Floyd using the word "faggot", they wanted to start a petition and send it to GLAAD. I mean, okay, that's cool, and I get it, but were those same Pacquiao fans that upset when Bob Arum called mixed martial artists a bunch of "homosexuals" and "skinheads"? No...they weren't...and chance are, you probably weren't that upset either. Assuming you even knew that he said that, you probably just brushed it off and thought to yourself, "man, ol' Arum is grumpy," or "hell yeah, tell 'em Bob!" But surely, what Arum said was just as "bigoted", "ignorant" and "uneducated" as anything that Floyd said. In fact, some might consider it worse. After all, what Floyd said was directed towards one person, whereas what Arum said was decorated at a whole group of people. Again, that's not to say one person was more right or wrong for what they said, but I'm simply pointing out that, for some reason, one person gets a totally different reaction than the other person, despite the fact that both were similar situations.
Just out of curiosity, what exactly does having the first black president have to do with anything? Does that mean all racial stereotypes have to cease to exist because, thank God almighty, we have our first black president? And hell, when we finally did get our first black president, I saw more jokes being spread around with racial stereotypes than I had ever seen. How many of you chuckled when you saw a joke about Obama painting the White House black? Or how about the national bird being changed from the bald eagle to fried chicken?
How about this, if you're REALLY THAT concerend about putting an end to bigotry and racism in the world, instead of worrying about what Floyd Mayweather may or may not say, why not write a petition to some of these networks who air racial stereotypes on TV all the time. Shit, the fucking Jersey Shore is FILLED with racial stereotypes about "guidos" and "guidettes"...Good Times was filled with racial stereotypes about African Americans...hell, any comedian for that matter....Dave Chappelle (how many of you have laughed at his "jokes"), Carlos Mencia (fucking Beaner), George Lopez....I could go on and on and on about TV shows, reality TV, music videos, just a ton of shit that people "enjoy" on a daily basis that's LITTERED with FAR WORSE racial stereotypes than anything Floyd said.
And again, out of curiosity, since when do people listen to what Floyd Mayweather says?
One minute he's an uneducated fool who simply babbles trash from his mouth, the next minute, the whole world is listening and paying attention to what he has to say.
This is all really comedy to me.