If you’ve been thinking about attending an event with Tony Robbins, you may want to watch the following video from a session he gave last month in California.
In it, the life coach makes his views on the #MeToo movement known, and questions the motives behind women who speak up.
“I’m not mocking the MeToo movement. I’m mocking victimhood,” Robins said.
“What you’re seeing is people making themselves significant by making somebody else wrong,” he continued. “And there’s nothing wrong with that, it just won’t make you happy. It won’t make them better. It won’t make you better.
“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,” he said.
But what you really want to watch in the below video is the woman who stands her ground against Robbins.
Her name is Nanine McCool, and she brought the issue up in front of thousands of people at the ‘Unleash the Power’ event. She tells him, in front of his fans, “I think you’ve misunderstood what the #MeToo movement is.”
McCool continues to speak at Robbins, as Robbins speaks over her. Robbins then asks McCool to “come over here”, and attempts to teach her some kind of lesson by pushing her.
During the rant, Robbins also shared that he had recently spoken to a powerful man who said he couldn’t hire an “attractive woman” because he knew it would be too risky.
Robbins has apparently “empowered more than 50 million people in 100 countries”, according to his website.
Robbins has apologised for the comments overnight.
“My comments failed to reflect the respect I have for everything Tarana Burke and the #MeToo movement has achieved,” he said in the statement posted on social media. “I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement.”
“It is clear that I still have much to learn.”
See Robbins’ full statement below.
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) April 7, 2018
— Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) April 8, 2018