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Floyd Mayweather

APOLOGIZES to Oscar

Addiction Should NOT Be Mocked

9/17/2013 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather has issued a full apology for a photo on his Instagram page that mocked Oscar De La Hoya's struggle with substance abuse ... though Floyd insists he never approved the photo to go up.

Mayweather came under fire yesterday ... because after he beat up Canelo Alvarez (who's signed to Oscar's boxing promotion company), a pic was posted on his Instagram page showing a crying De La Hoya along with the caption, "Meanwhile Back In Rehab." 

Another caption on the picture read, "Oscar: I gave Canelo the wrong blueprint I was high."

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Now, Floyd's speaking out ... with another Instagram post ... which reads, "It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post."

He adds, "I completely support Oscar De La Hoya and his family during this difficult time in his life. I stand by him unconditionally and would never personally disrespect him or anyone else who struggles with addiction."

"I apologize to Oscar and his family for this posting. I wish him well and am rooting for him to win his fight too."  

"I also apologize to all of my followers for this ridiculous post. I have no ill-will towards anyone."



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35 COMMENTS

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1.

Lsap    

It just seems like tom-foolery, nothing seriously malicious

380 days ago
2.

train wreck    

It was his lil buddy Beiber who was high on meth at the time.

380 days ago
3.

LunarJunk    

He apologized now move on.

380 days ago
4.

NOT ELMO    

Floyd Mayweather APOLOGIZES to Oscar........................HUMBLE PIE For Dessert AnyOne ?............LOL

380 days ago
5.

Pudding Tang    

I believe him. It's highly doubtful that he knows how to create a graphic meme.

380 days ago
6.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Oh please. I don't care who complains, I will not have pity for drug addicts. They deserve ridicule.

380 days ago
7.

Jackie    

I don't have twitter or instagram ....so is it really that easy to break into these accounts and post stuff?...It all sounds like these celebs post things thinking they're being funny or smart...then when people are offended their people put out a statement saying "omg my twitter was hacked....it wasn't me who said that". ANYWAYS the pic was tacky and I hope Floyd really is sorry whether he posted it himself or not.

380 days ago
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Turkishchubs    

Why is everybody so quick to forgive Floyd? The whole concept of apologizing is to feel remorse and based on his behavior (present and past) he doesn't understand this concept.

380 days ago
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Datdambam     

U should have told. Dem dat Da same people dat hacked Gucci Mane's twitter page Did it......lol..

380 days ago
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rick hartsock    

I believe him. Check out 50 Cent's interview on Youtube regarding Mayweather and how he doesn't Tweet or Instagram, someone else does all that for him. 50 did this interview a long time ago.

380 days ago
11.

Truth    

HAHAHAHAHHAAHA, GAYWEATHER KNOWS HOW TO WRITE??? SRUSLY TMZ.... YALL KNOW A PR REP WROTE THAT SH*T. GAYWEATHER DIDNT EVEN PASS HS LET ALONE KNOW HOW TO USE GRAMMAR AND SPELL CHECK, POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

380 days ago
12.

TACD News    

Floyd is a punk, always has been.
http://tacdnews.com/2013/09/17/details-emerge-in-florida-am-killing-officer-shot-man-10-times/

380 days ago
13.

kitnplayn    

I don't believe you. I think you saw the TMZ count that showed that over 85% of voters think it was a despicable thing to post. If you didn't post it, as you claim, then say who did, because I don't think you would pass around your instagram password.

380 days ago
14.

lil-twisted    

True nature is true nature.

380 days ago
15.

HRH Prince Michael    

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This is good for one free beat-down for Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Chumpster.
This is redeemable with His Royal Highness Prince Michael of The House of David

380 days ago
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