Holly Holm is pulling no punches - and not just in her fights.
Following her victory over Yana Santos Saturday, the UFC champion used her few moments at the microphone to blast the “sexualization of children,” calling for adults in the room to step up and start protecting kids against perverted adults.
“Something’s been on my heart and I feel like I have the platform to say it, I need to say it," Holm said after the match, which marked her first victory since 2020. "I just feel it’s really sad all the sexualization of our children right now and we need to protect them whatever that may be. Let’s protect the children, please!"
YES BRAVO @HollyHolm FOR STANDING UP FOR OUR CHILDREN ON LIVE TV!!! This is what we must do! We must protect our children!! pic.twitter.com/DXxLQr5kog— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) March 26, 2023
Whether it’s groomer leftists teaching kindergarteners about crossdressing and handing out porn in school libraries, or adults taking their children to watch men in thongs suspended from the ceiling, Holm isn’t wrong.
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When asked to expand on her remarks at a presser later that day, Holm said her position shouldn’t be seen as a political one.
"You know there’s a lot of things, I don’t ever want to be… I’m not even a real political person," she explained. "I don’t like to put that stuff around any of my social media… but there’s also just right and wrong. I feel like everybody should be on the same side on that. I don’t feel like that has anything to do with left side, right side or anything like that. I feel like everybody should be wanting to protect their children.”
"It effects people in their long-term life too,” she went on. “I have friends that are adults and their biggest – that kinda is a shadow, kind of that dark space for them – is being sexualized when they were young. I feel like it’s almost getting accepted.”
Holm added that the overt trafficking of children is a big part of the problem.
"There’s a lot of child trafficking. I mean that’s like the extreme part," she said. "There’s a lot of levels to it. You see it almost being more accepted and I think that’s really sad. I feel like we should all do what we can. A lot of people don’t know what to do. But at least if I can have a voice on it then that’s something I can speak out on. And it’s just to get everybody together to protect children."
UFC Superstar Holly Holm used her win to call out the sexualization of children when asked what she meant here is her answer: pic.twitter.com/LfNZfWc63o— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) March 26, 2023