It's weird to us that we didn't really hear about protests over Mike Tyson being in The Hangover movies, but we're hearing people go nuts over his upcoming Law & Order: SVU role!
Not saying they shouldn't be protesting, just maybe they should've protested both — especially when they're doing it for his energy drink!!
If you don't recall for some reason, Mike Tyson is a convicted rapist. That's a fact. This doesn't sit well with people who are watching him be put back into the limelight like nothing happened. Especially when he's tapped to play a murderer with a 'murky' past.
Hiring a criminal to play a criminal just doesn't seem right!
A petition against Tyson has been set up on the Change.org website and has gotten more than 6,300 signatures so far.
Here's what that petition says:
"We are requesting that you re-consider your decision to have Mike Tyson on Law and Order: Svu. While we understand Mr. Tyson has served his time, it seems as though the only person who will benefit from his guest appearance will be him.
"There are many sexual assault survivors as well as others who consider your decision to be in poor judgement. Mr. Tyson has never publicly apologised to his victim nor has he admitted his crime… Your show has been a great comfort for so many and is one of the few media outlets that discourages victim-blaming. We would like for the show to continue to have that same integrity."
We can TOTALLY see that. Especially because he was sentenced to six years in prison for his crimes.
It sure does sound like this is leading to some protests, too. We hope that if and when they happen, people remain non-violent and respectful!
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