After being grilled by the internet, Conor McGregor doesn't walk back his "dance for me, boy" comments aimed at Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. Instead, the Irish MMA fighter makes more head-scratching comments referring to his penis size during a press conference Thursday, July 13 in an attempt to prove he isn't racist.
The "dance for me, boy" comments were seen by many as coded racist language used to emasculate black males and place black men into a historical position of powerlessness. But McGregor claims he isn't racist. So, he deflected.
"All of the media seem to be saying that I am against black people, but do they not know that I am half black? I’m half-black from the bellybutton down,” he said yesterday as he begins to thrust the air. “And just to show them that it is squashed, here is a present for my beautiful, black female fans.”
Believe it or not, McGregor digs himself even deeper. He portrays black men as animalistic sex fiends as a way to appear less racist. But he isn't aware that this tactic/ language was used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to justify killing black men who looked at a white woman funny or accused of liking a white woman. And worst of all, he also manages to degrade black women as sex objects used for his pleasure and nothing more.
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Later on in the day, he tries to clarify his latest stunt. “That doesn’t sit well with me. I am a very multi-cultured individual. I do not have any ill feeling toward anyone. I do not even see color. I just wanted to say something that I could have a little fun with. I just wanted to play with it and address it in my own little way. It’s stupid and it’s ridiculous, that’s basically what I was getting at.”
After all of this, who are you rooting for Aug. 26?