Social Justice Warrior Shaun King Gets Triggered Over 'Bigot' Connor McGregor
Shaun King published a lengthy piece Tuesday claiming that legendary UFC fight Conor McGregor is a racist.
The piece, which was published for the New York Daily News, is titled, “KING: MMA star Conor McGregor is a bigot — but he’s been given a free pass.”
In the article King says he argues that people should not support McGregor because of the 'bigoted' things he has said in the past.
See, I don’t think McGregor is faking his bigotry come fight time. I think it’s most likely a reflection of who he truly is.
Leading up to his 2015 match against Brazilian fighter Jose Aldo, McGregor repeatedly resorted to disgustingly bigoted attacks. In a reference to colonialism, McGregor said, “If this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work.” McGregor later said, “What I really want to do is turn his favela into a Reebok sweatshop.” McGregor also said of Aldo, in an apparent joke targeting Latinos, “I think I’m going to have him come and clean up my airplane.”
Any one of those comments should have been enough to have every mainstream company he works with drop his endorsements.
Of course, King dismisses McGregor's comments that the Irish have been oppressed because that does not fit his narrative. King's own race has been the subject of constant controversy and many believe him to be white. His fundraising tactics have also been called into question by The Daily Beast and others as well.
Despite Floyd Mayweather's father saying McGregor wasn't being racist, King is determined he was.
Many social media users believe King to be one of the most prominent race-baiters on the internet who only points out black issues and constantly accuses white people of being 'white supremacists' and ignores anything black people have done. '
Connor McGregor however will pocket around $100 million off of the Mayweather fight, so we doubt he cares what Shaun king says.