Tony Robbins Dragged Over #MeToo Comments: ‘Biggest Pile of Dog S–‘ (Video)

“It’s always shocked me how many influential and powerful people rely on his advice,” tweets journalist Yashar Ali

Last Updated: April 8, 2018 @ 9:50 PM

Self-help guru Tony Robbins is facing the wrath of angry Twitter mobs after critical comments he made on March 15 towards the MeToo movement went viral on Saturday.

“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,” said Robbins during one of his seminars in San Jose, California, last month.

Robbins also told the story of a “very powerful man” who passed on hiring a female candidate even though she was the most qualified because she was too attractive and would be “too big a risk.”

The moment passed with little fanfare at the time, but came roaring back to public attention after the viral news site NowThis, released a video which included audience member Nanine McCool pushing back against Robbin’s comments.

“Certainly there are people who are using it for their own personal devices, but there are also a significant number of people who are using it not to relive whatever may have happened to them, but to make it safe for the young women,” she said. “So that they don’t have to feel unsafe.”

You can watch the encounter in the video below.

At various points when Robbins spoke, he was met by jeers from audience members, many of whom spent hundreds of dollars to attend his event.

Those jeers were even more ferocious online, as the mob quickly descended.

Robbins posted an apology Sunday morning on Facebook for his choice of words.

“At a recent Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event in San Jose, my comments failed to reflect the respect I have for everything Tarana Burke and the #MeToo movement has achieved,” he wrote. “I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement. Let me clearly say, I agree with the goals of the #MeToo movement and its founding message of ‘empowerment through empathy,’ which makes it a beautiful force for good.”