The uncomfortable moment Tony Robbins tore apart the #MeToo movement at a motivational talk.

Tony Robbins apparently doesn’t believe in the #MeToo movement.

Speaking at one of his seminars in San Jose, California, Robbins told the crowd the movement was just about a bunch of angry women using it “like a drug” to get “significance”.

“If you use the #MeToo movement to try and get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven’t grown an ounce,” he said.

The 58-year-old then said women are using the movement to make themselves “feel good”.

It doesn’t end there.

A woman named Nanine McCool, who is a sexual assault survivor, stood up and confronted the almost seven-foot tall Robbins.

Nanine McCool stood up to Tony Robbins. Post continues.

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McCool told the self-help guru she believed he was “misunderstanding the #MeToo movement”.

Robbins then walked over to McCool and began to push her backwards while saying, “You’re telling me the more I push, the more I am going to be safe?”.

“You’re a leader and an influential man,” McCool replied, with the microphone still in her hand.

“And you are doing a disservice, in my opinion, to the #MeToo movement.”

The author and motivational speaker then launched into a story about a “very famous, very powerful” client of his, who feels like he can’t hire attractive women anymore as a result of the #MeToo movement.

Before the video was made public, Robbins people allegedly reached out to Tarana Burke, the creator of the #MeToo movement, in an attempt to do some damage control. But Burke wasn’t having any of it.


Since the video has been released many people have spoken out against Robbins on Twitter.