Life Coach Tony Robbins Is Rightfully Under Fire For Basically Rubbishing The #MeToo Movement

Posted on April 09 2018 , at 09:39 am
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In the past couple of months, women across the world have been speaking up through the #MeToo movement about their experiences with sexual harassment and abuse in and out of their work places. One would therefore think that with all the stories, people would enlighten themselves and be, at the very least, sympathetic to the cause but no, people like popular life coach, Tony Robbins still choose to bury their heads in the sand.

While speaking at a self-help event in San Jose, the 58-year-old American life coach told the thousands of people who had showed up to hear him speak that women are just using the #MeToo movement to gain significance.

In the clip which recently surfaced on the internet, Robbins says, “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.”

A member of the audience who happens to be a survivor of childhood sexual abuse however wasn’t going to let it slide.

The woman named Nanine McCool stood up to school him about what the movement really is about, but Robbins wan’t budging. He maintained his stance saying that women are basically losing out of opportunities because of the movement, He goes ahead to tell the story of a certain “famous” and “powerful” friend of his who refused to hire a woman for a job she was very well qualified for because she was “very attractive and therefore too much of a “risk”.🤦🏽‍♀

He ended by saying he wasn’t going to apologize for his stand because that would be inauthentic.

Following the video, Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement has gone on Twitter to reveal that Robbins’ team had reached out to her earlier trying to offer context as a form of damage control.

Tarana Burke

See her tweets below:



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