Life coach Tony Robbins is under fire after a video surfaces of him saying women are using the #MeToo movement to make themselves “significant.” Don’t expect an apology from Robbins and if one comes, it won’t be heartfelt.
Robbins made the comment after a woman in the audience at one of his conferences, who is a sexual abuse survivor, called him out for his hypocrisy. She stood her ground. He said that a famous CEO told him he recently interviewed two men and a woman for a position. The “attractive woman” was more qualified than the two men but he did not hire her because it considered it to be “too risky” because of the #MeToo movement.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 6, 2018
Robbins mostly appeals to a male audience, so his criticizing the #MeToo movement is no surprise. He mostly makes his money from rich white men. There is no excuse for this and he’s going to feel the wrath of women everywhere.
Robbins is totally misrepresenting what the #MeToo movement is all about. It’s going a voice to the voiceless and powerless. I always viewed Robbins with side-eye view that he’s a snake oil salesman. Well, he is that and an incredible sexist too.
Reaction on Twitter to Tony Robbins criticizing the #MeToo movement:
What he is saying is a streaming pile of horseshit. No one is using the #MeToo movement to gain "significance". He is deliberately wrong about the movement in an attempt to absolve himself & his buddies of being accountable for deplorable behavior & working conditions. https://t.co/WImoWxay6c
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 7, 2018
Tony Robbins reaction to a woman confronting him is 6’7” inch metaphor of the patriarchy
— crisisactress (@cestlah) April 7, 2018
So @TonyRobbins has had "a dozen CEO-level men" – probably all middle-aged, predominantly white men – tell him they won't hire attractive women because it's "too risky." Well isn't that some twisted, woman-blaming bullshit… #MeToo https://t.co/JE5DXQ7sIk
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 7, 2018
This is UNACCEPTABLE and needs to go viral. Tony Robbins deserves a strong reality check. This man is “coaching” thousands and thousands of people – including influential men who are part of the problem. #metoo #TimesUp
Bravo to the woman in the audience!!! https://t.co/gYNchygKjF
— Brenda Tracy (@brendatracy24) April 7, 2018
1. This woman is awesome.
2. Tony Robbins is a snake oil salesman.
3. I guaran-damn-tee he made up that anecdote. https://t.co/tins6lIfS0
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) April 7, 2018
— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) April 7, 2018
This moment is so damaging especially with how influential @TonyRobbins is. We have a hard enough time trying to shift the narrative about what this movement really is and he stands in front of thousands of his followers and completely misrepresents the @MeTooMVMT
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) April 7, 2018
@TonyRobbins The #MeToo movement is not about victimhood, it's about the voiceless having a voice. Your anecdote about a man not hiring an attractive woman who was qualified reflects on his own sexist objectification of women, not whether women should speak or not. #DoBetter
— Sarah Levin (@sarahtothelevin) April 6, 2018
— Val Farrelly (@ValFarrellySF) April 7, 2018
Reporters: May want to poke around in Tony Robbins past.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 7, 2018
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 7, 2018