McGregor has a history of saying very stereotypical and downright racist things. He gets a pass because he is Irish, the excuse being it is different meanings in Ireland.
But, if I was to go to Ireland and started calling people a Coal-Cracker and tried to brush it off because I am an American, I doubt they would give me the same benefit of the doubt.
McGregor keeps calling Mayweather a boy, which isn’t cool and here is something most people missed, but was caught by the Sporting News.
While doing an interview for the Jimmy Kimmel show he was asked about Rocky 3. There is a scene from Rocky 3 where Rocky goes to Apollo old gym to train after he is beat by Clubber Lang. McGregor describes this scene as “the gym with the Dancing Monkeys”.
Calling a black man a monkey is even worse than “boy”. McGregor is a smart guy, maybe he knows he can get away with it, but it is really beneath him to act like this when he knows better.
Flip the page for the clip and scene from Rocky…