Amidst the controversial split decision in favor of Floyd Mayweather Jr. during his bout against Manny Pacquiao, rumors surrounding his sexual orientation hound the undefeated boxer, with a viral Facebook post making the rounds online.
The post makes a reference to an alleged TV interview that saw Mayweather crying after being lambasted by racist and sexist remarks, among them “GayWeather,” “Negro loving Asians,” and other such insults.
Upon seeing these comments, Mayweather allegedly broke down into tears and admitted being “a proud member of the LGBT community.” He further said, “Those sexist remarks are the reason why our society is still in deep bigotry and chaos, they are narrow-minded and should open-up to the idea of the modern society which includes us: the Gay Community”
The full text of the viral Facebook post can be found below:
[REPOST] BREAKING NEWS! MAYWEATHER IS CRYING UPON READING COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. revealed during a recorded TV interview that he was crying because he wants to finally reveal his secret to the world.
Upon winning the matchup between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Mayweather was bullied on social media platforms like in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Many of the netizens called him different racist and sexist remarks such as “GayWeather” and “Negro loving Asians” and other slurs. Upon, seeing those comment. Floyd told the reporter that he was deeply hurt and said “Yes, I admit it. I am a proud member of the LGBT community.” and he also added “Those sexist remarks are the reason why our society is still in deep bigotry and chaos, they are narrow-minded and should open-up to the idea of the modern society which includes us: the Gay Community”. The reporters were shocked and asked him more questions. But, instead he teared up and grabbed a towel to wipe the tears falling from a defenseless man.
That moment on, he and the Mayweather Production team asked us to leave. We had no other choice but to leave that room shocked and filled with regret as I was one of those who re-tweeted a picture about Mayweather being gay. I hope we all learned a lesson today.
Source: Michael Kepley Jr.
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