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Tony Robbins Apologizes Amid Backlash Over #MeToo Comments

Tony Robbins Apologizes Amid Backlash Over #MeToo Comments

Self-help expert Tony Robbins is apologizing for his controversial comments surrounding the #MeToo movement.

In a video that emerged and went viral, he was seen questioning the movement.

“If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else… all you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good,” Tony said in the video.

Now, Tony has released a statement about his viral comments amid major backlash.

“At a recent Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event in San Jose, my comments failed to reflect the respect I have for everything Tarana Burke and the #MeToo movement has achieved. I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement. Let me clearly say, I agree with the goals of the #MeToo movement and its founding message of “empowerment through empathy,” which makes it a beautiful force for good,” Tony wrote on Facebook. “For 40 years I’ve encouraged people to grow into the men and women they dream to be. I watch in awe as more and more women all over the world find their voice and stand up and speak out. All of our growth begins with learning. My own started with a childhood marked by abuse. I am humbled that others have looked to the path I have taken in the decades since as lessons in their own journey. But sometimes, the teacher has to become the student and it is clear that I still have much to learn.”

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  • agus

    Tony – never apologize to Internet mob for being right. Sooner or later they will realize it.

  • hatchling

    Except he was wrong. His apology was appropriate.

  • cutitout

    The only people mad about what he said were the ones with guilty hearts for making up #metoo stories for revenge and or attention. It is impossible for ALL of the stories that came out our 100% true and factual. But the mob has decided to take everyone at their word which is a dangerous thing to do.

  • cutitout

    The only people mad about what he said were the ones with guilty hearts for making up #metoo stories for revenge and or attention. It is impossible for ALL of the stories that came out our 100% true and factual. But the mob has decided to take everyone at their word which is a dangerous thing to do.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Fuck You !!! #metoo

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    a crooked clown

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