By Tan Wang
Most of the boxing fans know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a trash talking hype man, he likes publicity and knows how to rub people the wrong way.
Floyd is being labeled a racist, a homophobe, and a xenophobe for his comments towards Manny Pacquiao, but I just call it hype.
Floyd Mayweather is more ignorant than racist and he is more insecure than anything. He is just upset that the American media and people are not behind him like they are behind Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino fighter who just won a congressional seat in his country and doesn’t live in this country.
All the sports websites and ESPN are covering the vulgar and profane Ustream rant by Floyd Mayweather and all this does is make people hate him more, it’s a shame people are looking for the littlest things he does wrong so they can attack him and show their hate for him. But this rant was just that a rant, he let loose his frustrations and held nothing back.
Mayweather is like comedian Rodney Dangerfield, he just can’t get any respect no matter how hard he tries.
As an Asian-American, I didn’t find Floyd Mayweathers rant about sushi or eating cats and dogs offensive at all (just some info Manny Pacquiao’s dad ate his dog), it was more ignorant and childish, but racist it was not, there was no spite or anger in his voice. Mayweather was just being his cocky self.
I haven’t experienced any racism from African-Americans at all–not even online where many people who have racist feelings go to release their racist tirades while hiding behind a computer.
In fact the majority of the racist comments I’ve seen come from angry Manny Pacquiao fans (not all Pacquiao fans are like this but a large group of them called “Pactards” or “Pac fanatics” are). I’ve been called an eggroll for being Chinese-American, and had blatantly racist comments left on my past blog articles, and all because I said Floyd Mayweather was better boxer than Manny Pacquiao. I’ve seen these Pacquiao fanatics go non-stop at anyone who picks another fighter to beat Manny Pacquiao.
They have no shame. You could be a respectful old lady or a young child, but if you say someone will beat Manny Pacquiao, they will say things like “I hope you die” or you “stupid (insert what ever ethnic background here),” they take things too far.
They especially love to call black people the “N-word” and “gorillas”. They’ve also called Mayweather, “Gayweather,” a homophobic term. You could read those racist comments left by Pacquiao fanatics all over YouTube.com and various other boxing blogs that deal with Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. But the moment the shoe is on the other foot, they cry victim. So now it’s wrong that someone has said something back? They like to dish it out but they can’t take it.
These Pacquiao fanatics are truly a sad bunch. They lack fair and balanced judgment and react off of emotion. They have no right to complain after all the racist stuff they spewed at people with opposing views.
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