Floyd Mayweather Says He’s Not Offended By Conor McGregor’s Slightly Racist “Dance For Me, Boy” Comments (VIDEO)
The ridiculous worldwide media tour for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight kicked off just two days ago, and it’s already getting nasty.
And as you might expect, most of the controversy is coming from McGregor. The UFC superstar has called Mayweather a “boy” twice during the press events, and even told Mayweather to “dance for me, boy” at one point.
As TMZ points out, “referring to a black man as ‘boy’ in America has an extremely negative history that goes all the way back to slavery,” so you can understand why some people were freaking out over McGregor’s comments.
But Mayweather is not worried about it. When TMZ asked him about the comments in New York City, the 40-year-old boxer turned it into a joke, “We all know there’s only 2 types of boys — a white boy and a cowboy — and I’m neither.”
It’s worth noting that Floyd Mayweather Sr. did not think McGregor’s comments were racist. He told TMZ Sports the following…
“Racist? I don’t know what that got to do with race. This is a boxing match. I don’t know what that got to do with no racists.”
It’s unlikely McGregor is a racist, but he does know exactly what he’s doing. He’s a master troll. One of the best the world has ever seen, so he’s walking that line right now. He better be careful, though. When it comes to race, it’s easy to cross the line and take things too far without even realizing it.
He might want to slow down a bit. The fight is still over a month away.