PETA is coming for Floyd Mayweather. The folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is going to war with the boxing legend over the luxurious $18,000 mink car seat he bought for his grandson.
After news of the extravagant gift was reported earlier this week, PETA called it a “monstrosity.”
TMZ Sports first reported that Floyd recently installed the one-of-a-kind car seat into his 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan after his son-in-law NBA YoungBoy was acquitted of a gun charge.
NBA YoungBoy's Son Gets $18,000 Car Seat From Floyd Mayweather https://t.co/qMG0OZNy1L
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The car seat is made with real mink fur and customized for Kentrell Jr., the 18-month-old son of Floyd’s daughter, Iyanna Mayweather, and the drill rapper, both 22.
Floyd went to court to show support for YB before his acquittal.
Floyd Mayweather supporting NBA YoungBoy after his court appearance
NBA YoungBoy has a kid with Floyd’s daughter Yaya pic.twitter.com/YiNfAWpOWm
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PETA was pissed to find out about the expensive purchase. The animal rights organization dived into Floyd’s criminal history and brought up the time he was arrested for domestic violence in 2010.
“Did Floyd Mayweather, who has a history of assault and battery of defenseless victims, really seek to update it by supporting an industry that throttles animals to death in addition to poisoning and electrocuting them?” PETA said in a statement.
“This man is hardly a role model for compassion and understanding, but to try to make cruelty look attractive to a child could earn him a medal for corrupting the natural kindness of a minor.”
PETA also came for Floyd in 2012 for wearing mink coats and making comments comparing his training to dogfighting.
He replied, “s***, I don’t give a f***, ’cause I wear mink coats. I’m gonna wear chinchilla, and I’m gonna rock mink coats.”
Despite their history, PETA is offering to settle the matter amicably with Floyd.
“PETA is calling on Mayweather to take a /jab/ at teaching kindness, not cruelty, by replacing this monstrosity with faux fur, as most designers, department stores, and consumers have — and PETA would be happy to provide it.”
So far, Floyd has not responded to PETA’s offer.