Israel Adesanya is one of the UFC’s biggest stars. As such, his every single move becomes watched by the people of the internet. Thus, some of his recent comments on a high school student’s disappearance have garnered him a lot of criticism.
Recently, authorities from the Bahamas and the American government called off the search for Cameron Robbins. For those unaware, the 18-year-old Louisiana high school graduate jumped off a dinner cruise ship for a ‘dare’. Despite videos of Robbins in the water, his whereabouts after that remained unknown.
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) May 31, 2023
Taking to Twitter, the two-time UFC middleweight champ shared his thoughts on the matter. “It’s a prank bro” era. #darwinism,” he wrote quote tweeting another tweet on the matter. Whilst Izzy probably felt that it was just some kids being irresponsible, he soon realized the severity of the situation.
As it turns out, the Blackbeard’s Revenge dinner cruise ship was reportedly charting shark-infested waters when Robbins jumped overboard. Thus, as many have speculated, the 18-year-old is suspected to have fallen prey to the sharks. Seeing the latest update on the matter, Izzy offered his condolences. He added, “Damn…I hope they find him. But still just sad shit really.”
Israel Adesanya slammed by fans for the insensitive joke
Whilst the matter of Cameron Robbins’ disappearance quickly took a dark turn, fans did not forget Izzy’s distasteful comment on the matter. In his first tweet on the matter, Izzy mentions Darwinism, which in its essence refers to the evolution of species by natural selection or ‘survival of the fittest’. As such, the middleweight champ likely realized that his joke may have been a bit too far and thus tweeted that he truly wished for Robbins to be found.
However, despite The Last Stylebender recanting his original statement, the netizens kept receipts. As such, let’s take a look at some of the replies to Izzy’s original tweet.
Very empathetic for his family, well done.
— Carl 🦩 (@deadeditors_) May 31, 2023
Be mindful of his grieving family, homie.
— K.B. 🤴🏽 (@SkywalkerMcFly_) May 31, 2023
Bad look and take my guy. He has a family and yours taught you better. Especially being from Nija, I know they did.
— Dexter Morgan (@cmsense18) May 31, 2023
I mean this isn’t the same thing as a “it’s just a prank” moment but ok
— MasturNate (@mastur_nate) June 1, 2023
Damn, Izzy. Bad idea for the young guy but surprised you’d care enough to mock him when he’s already met his ultimate fate.
— Brock (@bbhawks90) June 1, 2023
why u dunking on a kid bro🤦🏾♂️
— lang (@langfromdeep) May 31, 2023
18 year old kid is dead yet izzy thinks he can take the piss out of the situation. This guy wonders why UFC fans wanted Pereira to flat line him. pic.twitter.com/XqSwSC9CRr
— TheHumbleOpinion (@LeHumbleOpinion) May 31, 2023
Izzy this is not it. He is your fan man. Come on man.
— Derek Cleary (@nsacmma) June 1, 2023
Israel “loves to pick on kids” adesanya
— Snoop Lion (@alex_kriefall) June 1, 2023
Nah so we making fun of death now? Fuck you Izzy. I used to respect you now I just despise you
— sosa inservitio (@WhoRememberedHe) May 31, 2023
For the most part, Izzy’s comments were met with a lot of criticism. According to the fans, a teenager potentially losing his life is no laughing matter. Moreover, with the 33-year-old being a much-renowned figure, many look up to him and were left disappointed by his take on the matter.
As per the latest updates on the matter, Cameron’s last moments were filmed on camera by one of the students onboard. In the video, a distinct white mass, presumed to be a shark can be seen near Robbins. Moreover, he was last spotted moving away from the buoy thrown at him likely trying to evade a shark. With authorities calling off the search, Robbins’ family will be hosting a memorial service for him this Sunday afternoon in Baton Rouge.