Ex-boxer and now Sky comentator Paul Smith shut down a Twitter feminist online and the boxing world has well, reacted big time.
Twitter is often a place of controversy where often times anything goes.
Politics, debates, you name it. People use Twitter as probably the number one vehicle online to vent opinions on current affairs and news debates.
Feminism extremists have been in the news quiet a bit recently. Particularly in the often overly politically correct world we now find ourselves living in.
Add to that everything else that is going on in the world and you regularly get heated debates on the platform.
It’s rare though when the boxing world or a prominent figure in boxing gets dragged into these type of wider society debates, but that’s what Liverpool’s Paul Smith has done with a response that many have supported him on and think he is spot on with.
Here’s how the dialogue has gone:
My 11 year old nephew just said that he doesn’t like James Bond because he saw a cover of a James Bond book with a naked woman on and he didn’t think that women’s bodies should be used to sell things #proudauntiemoment
— Amelia Womack (@Amelia_Womack) December 26, 2017
To which the Liverpool man replied:
I personally think you’re talking bollocks. I’ve been an 11 year old boy and I have an 11 year old son now who’s a gentleman with impeccable manners & morals – the thought wouldn’t have entered my mind, nor his, as he’s not a petty little bastard with dramatic, feminist aunties. https://t.co/naxnBKJdLX
— Paul Smith Jnr (@PaulSmithJnr) December 27, 2017
Within two hours Smith has garnered already a staggering 3000 plus “likes” on Twitter in one of the most comprehensive shut downs of a Twitter feminist in recent times.
Here’s some of the support that has been coming in for him from fight fans worldwide:
— Alan (@Alan_G_MBE) December 27, 2017
??? yes Paul you are correct!!
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) December 27, 2017
And that reply, wins the internet today. Well done Sir. ?
— Michael Brownlee (@mbrownlee1983) December 27, 2017
Nice to see you can still take um out in one Mr Smith. ??
— Benny (@twoddly) December 27, 2017
— Dom Coeur-De-Lion (@dom_coeurdelion) December 27, 2017