Israel Adesanya slammed by New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister for vile taunts of ‘rape’ against UFC fighter
New Zealand UFC star Israel Adesanya has been criticized for saying ‘I’ll f *** ing rape you’ in the now-deleted Instagram taunt against rival Kevin Holland … while his country’s deputy prime minister in the controversy collapses
- Israel Adesanya has been criticized for sick ‘rape’ taunting fellow UFC star
- The New Zealander was knocked down by the deputy prime minister of his own country
- Adesanya said in a now deleted post targeting Kevin Holland: ‘I will rape you’
- This isn’t the first time the middleweight champion has been controversial
UFC star Israel Adesanya has been criticized by New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister for making ‘lighthearted comments’ about rape after sending a grim taunt at a rival fighter.
The middleweight champion has received significant backlash for his offensive video after he came out on Kevin Holland by saying in a now-deleted Instagram post, ‘Bro, I’ll rape you.’
And the New Zealander has now been criticized by the Deputy Prime Minister of his own country, Grant Robertson, who took a vague stance on his words and seemed to call on the UFC to take action against him.
UFC star Israel Adesanya has been widely criticized for taunting vile ‘rape’ against rival
Adesanya said ‘I will f *** ing rape you’ to UFC rival Kevin Holland in a now deleted video (left)
He said, “There is never a time to make lighthearted comments about rape. It’s just not something anyone should be doing.
‘I’m sure Israel understands that. I think he deleted the tweet in question. It’s up to the UFC what they do.
“But I would like to make it clear to him, and everyone else, that we should take rape seriously.
“It’s not a matter of what someone should joke about or make lighthearted comments.”
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson (left) insisted Adesanya was wrong for making ‘lighthearted comments’ about rape
Debbi Tohill, executive director of Rape Prevention Education, also told Stuff in New Zealand, “ People with a large social media following can play an important role in reducing the incidence of sexual assault and creating a healthy culture of consent for each person. sexual activity.
Conversely, these types of comments that use rape as a threat create a culture in which it is acceptable to make sexualized comments that could potentially cause even more harm.
‘Athletes and celebrities can really influence young people, we would like to see this happen in a positive way, not abuse and normalize the threat of sexual violence.
Adesanya came under fire in September for appearing to ‘hump’ Paulo Costa
A native of Nigeria but a New Zealand citizen since the age of 10, Adesanya did not immediately respond to the comments, but did not seem bothered by the criticism.
He tweeted a gif next to the words, ‘Incoming clickbait NZ media in 3, 2, 1 … This is what it’s all about … CLOUT !!’
This isn’t the first time the 31-year-old has landed herself in hot water over disrespectful comments.
Last February, he had to apologize after saying his the then opponent Yoel Romero would “crumble like the twin towers” against him and vowed to be “more careful with my words in the future.”
He also recently came under fire for pretending to hump Paulo Costa after plunging him into their fight in September and saying, ‘I’m all over you’ after winning the fight.
His latest controversial incident comes in the aftermath of his first UFC defeat to Jan Blachowicz
Adesanya’s latest vile taunt, targeting middleweight contender Holland, comes in the aftermath of his first defeat in the UFC.
He failed earlier this month in his bid to become a two-weight champion against light-heavyweight king Jan Blachowicz.
Despite the setback, the middleweight titleholder insists that a future fight with fellow controversial UFC star Jon Jones will still take place.
When ESPN asked if the fight was dead, he said, ‘Hell no! This is just one valley in my story. In every movie, in every anime series, you always have the valleys and ascend from there.
‘This is just mine and it’s like, okay, cool, gamble. I am taking this very well, and I know exactly what to do to get back to my true self, so yes, I am doing exactly that. But no, that fight is not dead. I’m here for that bastard. ‘