Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mocked For Troubled Reading — Too Harsh?

Sat, August 23, 2014 2:46pm EST by 18 Comments

After 50 Cent dissed Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s reading ability, Power 105′s ‘The Breakfast Club’ mocked the fighter’s literacy on air on Aug. 22. Were they being too harsh? Listen to the spot and see for yourself.

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., 37, was brutally teased live on the air during a Power 105 radio show. The Breakfast Club radio host DJ Charlamagne Tha God, 34, played a recording of Floyd trying to read promos for the show last year and he mocked Floyd’s attempt.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reading: Radio Show Mocks Boxer’s Literacy

While Power 105′s The Breakfast Club was discussing 50 Cent’s, 39, Instagram literacy diss toward Floyd, DJ Charlamagne Tha God decided to play the audio of Floyd struggling to read when he was on the show.

When Floyd appeared on the show last spring, he had to read drops (or promos) to play over the air. DJ Charlamagne read the drop first and it only took him a short amount of time. Then, he released the unedited audio clips live on the air of Floyd trying to read the same drop. 

“I’m Floyd Mayweather, and I…” Floyd started out before stopping. Floyd struggled through the rest of the text and viewers had to listen to Floyd’s trouble. 

This is the full text that Floyd was reading:

“I’m Floyd Mayweather and I’ve joined iHeartRadio for The Show Your Stripes movement to support hiring vets. Go to showyourstripes.org, a website that connects veterans with employees and helps business find candidates with the best training.”

Wow. No matter what Floyd’s reading ability is like, Floyd shouldn’t have been mocked like that over the air. Even DJ Charlamagne’s fellow hosts thought airing the clip was “disrespectful” and “mean.”

After the clip aired, DJ Charlamagne said, “I need to know. Maybe 50 was on to something.” During 50 Cent’s video, he challenged Floyd to read a full page out of a Harry Potter book without stopping.

When one of the other hosts started asking about gifts Floyd had given DJ Charlamagne in the past, the host started to backtrack.

“I got nothing but respect for Floyd Mayweather,” DJ Charlamagne said. “He’s the greatest defensive fighter of all time. But I got a show to do. I gotta sell tickets, too, baby. Okay? Just like he likes to put on a show, I like to put on a show, too. This is for our listeners’ benefit. Alright?”

HollywoodLifers, do you think Power 105′s The Breakfast Club was too harsh in mocking Floyd? Should they apologize? Let us know!

– Avery Thompson

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DD

Posted at 10:33 AM on August 26, 2014  

The point to me is Floyd could have hired someone to help him read.

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tesha

Posted at 10:52 PM on August 24, 2014  

Why do people think literacy is something to laugh at? I don’t find it funny at all. As brothers and sisters we should be helping one another and not making fun of another’s lack of ability to read or write. I feel very sad for 50 cent and radio station guys that made fun of Floyd. Literacy is just as bad as racism and bigotry.

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D

Posted at 8:10 PM on August 24, 2014  

Yes, he deserves and apologize from the radio station because the DJ was very disrespectful.

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Fearless Dreamer

Posted at 2:10 PM on August 24, 2014  

No reason you should be making that much money and can’t read.

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jorgeg89

Posted at 7:32 PM on August 24, 2014  

why not? you can’t be good at everything, he’s good at boxing something maybe you’re not good at, he chose the path to explote his talent and he didn’t need to know how to read. just saying and not trying to be disrespectful

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colby

Posted at 2:56 AM on August 24, 2014  

Lol I do not care in the slightest. I find the whole thing to be funny. Who cares if it is offensive? Grow up. Or are you sensitive because you read at about the same pace? People are so soft.

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Stephen

Posted at 2:33 AM on August 24, 2014  

The challenge that I have with 50 Cent and Charlamayne is that it seems like it’s always black people who are putting each other down. No other group of people degrade themselves the way that we do with each other. And that’s sad. There was a time when we would stand up for one another and lift each other up. When we’re acting as if none of us have shortcomings and it’s ok to disrespect each other on public forums then something is terribly wrong. So the question then becomes: Where are we going? And how does this continue to uplift out ancestors? We have to stop the b.s. and actually mature to leave our children something more than our ignorance and pettiness. With love, Stephen

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Posted at 2:32 AM on August 24, 2014  

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backgroundn015e

Posted at 11:22 PM on August 23, 2014  

When a clown like Lenard McKelvey (who can’t even properly spell his own stage name) mocks a guy who can’t read, it is hard to take it seriously. However, his bullying antics are particularly outrageous in this case. The tape Lenard used to humiliate Floyd Mayweather was a recording of the champ donating his time and lending his name to a PSA in support of jobless veterans. Lenard has a lot of balls to pull that stunt. Too bad he didn’t have the balls to enlist after 9/11. As a native New Yorker, and a parent, all I can say is he needs to apologize to Mayweather and then to his own mother — because he makes her look bad with this shocking behavior.

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jasmine

Posted at 11:15 PM on August 23, 2014  

It was funny, but at the same time not. They shouldn’t have done that

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tomran

Posted at 11:08 PM on August 23, 2014  

He’s a boxer that fights for a living like him or not the fact that he cant read that well isn’t going to affect his career at all and everyone isn’t an intellectual. Its actually just as bad that floyd cant read as it is to laugh at him I think alot of people may envy his extravagant lifestyle and not like how much crap he talks which is fine but having something they can do better than he can in some way makes them feel better.

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really

Posted at 10:51 PM on August 23, 2014  

vero34, what sacrifices did you make? because you sound about as coherent as Floyd…

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vero34

Posted at 12:32 AM on August 24, 2014  

why do you talk of me ? you read what i writted ? because i’m saying that much of youngs people who want to make career in sports put sport in first position and education in second. and if they don’t have an entourage to say that education is important, or just help them if they have difficulties ( to write, read ) they will have this problem for the rest of the life. and ok i’m french,my english is not good, but you seem someone who likes make fun of someone = a bully

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backgroundn015e

Posted at 1:08 AM on August 24, 2014  

Leur critique est de c’est des conneries! Dans l’avenir, vous pouvez essayer d’utiliser Google Translate. Il n’est pas mauvais. Je suis désolé si mon français est un gâchis. Tchao!

 
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Ninasky Antonioli

Posted at 10:49 PM on August 23, 2014  

Since when is it funny, to mock someone because they might have dyslexia or a poor reader. Not good people if you do.

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MrSoHot

Posted at 11:44 PM on August 23, 2014  

He doesn’t have dyslexia and it’s his fault. He dropped out of school.

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Damn!

Posted at 9:59 AM on August 24, 2014  

It’s still not funny and he still shouldn’t be mocked for it!
These are supposed be grown @$$ men?
So damn childish!

 
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vero34

Posted at 4:01 PM on August 23, 2014  

when someone, young or older, has some problem like this, it’s not funny. it shows the education ( at school,at home ) fails . it shows that often peope who made sports made sacrifies as education. and it’s not because 50 cents mocks him, that people should mock him to make more audience or money

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