Despite all the controversy surrounding Mike Tyson, his energy drink, and his appearance on Law & Order, we hear that he's a pretty happy guy who is proud to be a father!
He even says that he's in his prime — which would make sense, because he's still wildly successful for a convicted rapist. Here's what he said about it:
“I’m happy now. This is the happiest day of my life. I have an awesome life. I have an awesome wife and awesome kids. All the tragic destruction that I caused in my wake are mending. All the pain is mending. I’m trying to bridge the gaps between my moral behavior, my conduct, who I am, who I want to be. To be real, I need to forgive myself and forgive people. It’s gonna be hard. It’s gonna take a lot of struggling, a lot of reflecting, a lot of thinking. I’m just trying to heal. That’s all I’m concerned about. I’ve made a lot of accomplishments since 21 years ago. I’ve won a Golden Globes (Award) being involved in The Hangover. I won an Emmy – in depth. I’m just really grateful. That’s what I want to convey in this interview of gratitude that nothing that ever happened in my life, going to prison, losing my daughter, losing friends, There’s nothing in my life that can damper what I feel about myself. It’s just an inside job. Maybe I just grew up. I’m a glutton for punishment. I decided to throw the white flag up and let’s surrender and be of service. Maybe I can do something for someone less fortunate than myself.”
While the sentiment about doing something for someone less fortunate is a great idea, we can't help but noticing that he think he's the one who has to do all the forgiving — forgive himself and forgive people. That seems odd to us, seeing as he's the one who has hurt a lot of people, not the other way around.
Still, he continued and spoke about his sons:
“What I do with my boys is what I’m going to do with my sons. I don’t have to tell them too much about me. They see stuff on television. They know their father. It doesn’t matter what people say about their father. I’m their father. I’m just happy to be a father. I’ve been a father many times. I’m happy to be a father at this stage of my life.”
Focusing on the doing good and being a great father is definitely the path he should be on, but we can also understand the outrage over his success despite what he's done to others.
Specifically, here's what he said about his upcoming role and the people who have a problem with it:
"There's always going to be controversy. People are entitled to their own belief. That's all I can say. I am trying to spread positivity and it really comes from my new life I'm embarked on. There's nothing I can do. I'm only human. There's nothing I can do to deter people from how they think."
Not every human is a convicted rapist, though.
Still, if all the positivity he talks about does make a good impact on the world, is it any less of a good thing?
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