People just don't think before they do things!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now attempting damage control with a full apology for posting a pic to Instagram that makes light of Oscar De La Hoya's substance abuse addiction, claiming he never approved the photo to go up.
Which means someone should probably be fired for being so insensitive and YOU SHOULD RUN YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA SHIZZZ!
Fans want to interact with the real you anyway — why not give it to them?? But we digress: the main issue here is that something awful was posted, and now Floyd is saying he's super sorry about it.
The photo was posted after he beat Canelo Alvarez, who is a part of Oscar's boxing promotion company. The picture showed a crying De La Hoya along with the caption:
"Meanwhile Back In Rehab." & "Oscar: I gave Canelo the wrong blueprint I was high."
What a disgusting thing to say, whether or not it was intended to go up!
Here's Floyd's apology (after the fallout, of course):
"It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post. I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction.
"I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too. I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone."
This is pretty much status quo for people caught doing awful things on social media, to apologize and say what they think others want to hear. It's hard, though, because it happens so often — who do we trust is REALLY sorry for what they've done??
Seems like PR damage control to us!
[Image via AP Images, Inset via Instagram.]
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