Orange is the New Black actress Ruby Rose has come under fire from her fans after she posted a picture of herself with professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, who has previously pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges.
Rose posted the picture on her Instagram account with the message “The champ!”. The picture showed a smiling Mayweather with his arm around Rose, who is giving a thumbs up.
Rose has previously spoken of her wish to see Mayweather during a fight but that she could not afford tickets. She apparently met the boxer in Las Vegas while he was training for his latest fight against Andre Berto, according to TMZ.
But fans have expressed their disappointment at Rose’s association with the boxer.
Mayweather has been charged with a number of counts of domestic battery and misdemeanour battery since 2002, and in 2011 was sentenced to 90 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanour battery and domestic violence.
“Floyd Mayweather? A complete douche who’s beats every woman he dates? Disappointed [sic]” one fan rote on Twitter, while another said they were “disgusted” the actress would “express love for Mayweather and fan girl for a man who brutalizes women!”.
Rose’s representatives have not yet responded to a request for comment.
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