Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson stopped by the Ellen Show earlier this week. In a one-on-one interview with the former American Idol judge, Tyson shared how he felt and coped with the passing of his 4 year-old daughter, how he became sober and drug free as well has his 2-year journey as a vegan. When talking about his before and after photos, Tyson jokingly referred to himself as the ‘Michigan Man’. We’re thinking that perhaps he meant ‘Michelin Man’? Either way, you can decide that for yourself. Lol
Speaking of Mike Tyson…On Monday, members of Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protested in front of Tyson’s home, after watching the debut of Tyson’s television show, Talking on Tyson. In the premiere episode, Tyson is shown enjoying his hobby of competing with fellow pigeon racers:
The picketers carried signs reading, “Featherweights: No match for a Heavyweight” and “Mike doesn’t give pigeons a fighting chance.”
PETA representative Lisa Lange says, “These animals aren’t racing because they enjoy it. It’s out of desperation that they make it back.” [ Source ]
Higher ups at the animal rights organization attempted to prevent the show from airing back in March before the show began filming, calling his little (or big) hobby as “inherently cruel”.