A couple years ago when we interviewed Jeff Monson, his publicist gave me a call while I sat a Starbucks in Dallas, Texas — waiting for the the press conference for Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. She really liked the interview, except for one seemingly major thing: she wanted us to remove the mention of Jeff Monson taking psilocybin mushrooms. Her reasoning was simple. She believed kids would read that statement and not consider Jeff Monson their ‘role model.’
I’m not even making this up.
She apparently didn’t care about Jeff Monson advocating the need for everyone to be an anarchist, his controversial views about the Middle East, his anti-corporate stance, the need to not vote in elections, Monson’s belief that communism is not that bad of a thing — or even the time when he defecated in his pants during a match. In short, you guys should really read the interview. The only thing Jeff Monson’s publicist wanted us to remove was a story of him taking shrooms, because she didn’t want ‘kids to be influenced.’ She wanted me to censor a guy that has gone through his entire life banging against the need for any censorship in society. You could literally cut the irony with the tip of an iron.
Something tells me Jeff Monson’s publicist failed to see this interview he did on Russia’s RT channel, drawing parallels of the the US government and Nazism.