Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor celebrated Halloween with his family at the Black Forge Inn in Dublin, Ireland, where ‘Notorious’ arrived as Frank Abagnale of Catch Me If You Can celebrity. Unfortunately for the “Notorious” cage fighter, most of the attention was focused on his mother, Margaret McGregor, 63, who was dressed as “a ghoul risen from the grave.”
Strange choice of makeup for the undead.
“Come on bruh are we still doing blackface in 2022?” a follower inquired on social media (via Mirror.co.uk). Another asked, “Are we just going to ignore the black face? Repugnant.”
Other users were quick to defend the creepy outfit.
“The McGregor family love Halloween,” a spokesperson for McGregor told the Mirror. “Ms. McGregor had spiders painted on her face since her costume was a ghoul that rose from the grave. Any other interpretation was just plain wrong and truly unfortunate.
McGregor is no stranger to accusations of racism, having been publicly denounced by singer Sinead O’Connor, as well as boxing rival Floyd Mayweather. The former champ brushed off this latest criticism, saying his jokes “didn’t really hit the mark”.
His family claimed it was the work of racing bait.
“What she did was she led by example,” McGregor said in a previous Mirror interview about his “beloved” mother. “I saw my mother in the great light she was in and I was in awe of it.”
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