AJ Styles Explains Why Gillette ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Commercial Angered Him (VIDEO)

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Count AJ Styles as one of the people unhappy about Gillette’s “Toxic Masculinity” advertisement … and he explained why in a new interview. 

Styles was a guest on Louder with Crowder — a show on BlazeTV.com hosted by political commentator Steven Crowder — and the topic of Gillette’s polarizing commercial came up.

For those who haven’t seen it, WATCH HERE for context.  

“When I watched the commercial I was trying to understand who they were talking to,” Styles questioned. “I have a wife, and a daughter … and 3 boys … but, I think about my daughter. So I had to find out what this was. What was so toxic. And apparently, from what I’m understanding, it was just … being mean to women?” 

AJ and host Steven Crowder then griped about how the idea of toxic masculinity is hard to follow, as Styles added: “I just didn’t know who they were talking to and it kinda made me angry.”

“I feel like my job as a man is to take care of women,” the WWE star continued. “I’m gonna stand up for my wife. I’m supposed to be a provider. I’m gonna take care of her. I’m gonna protect her. Same thing with my daughter. She’s only 4, but as she gets older she’s gonna want to date. I expect this guy to come over, pick my daughter up, open the door for her. Things I think a man should do.”

Then, to prove a point about obscene “locker room talk” being overblown, the host asked AJ if the conversation of rape is ever brought up in the WWE locker room. Styles obviously answers no. 

The topic of the Gillette commercial was touched upon once again later in the interview. Styles pointed to one part of the ad where a boss puts his hands on a female employee’s shoulder and corrects what she’s saying. “Well what did she say before?! Maybe he’s sticking up for her? Maybe she did say something that was wrong …”

“I didn’t even know about this toxic stuff going on,” AJ additionally explained. “I’m a man. I’ve got testosterone going through my body. We are different than women. It’s just the way it is and some men will never change.”

The full interview can be seen on BlazeTV.com’s pay site. 

Watch a clip below. 

39 Comments on "AJ Styles Explains Why Gillette ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Commercial Angered Him (VIDEO)"

  1. That commercial pissed off over half of the damn country. Celebrities , talk show hosts and even YouTubers are calling out Gillette for putting out such a agenda based commercial. It’s completely unacceptable.

    • SalvadorZombie | January 22, 2019 at 4:07 am | Reply

      Sorry to break it to you, but most of us agreed with that ad.

      I’m sorry that you’re so angry about being expected to be a decent human being.

      • Tell that to the like/dislike ratio. Not sure what crowd you hang with but the commercial wasn’t relevant to anyone I know. By all means be a good boy and buy more of their razors tho chump.

      • That would have been fine if they defined what’s good and bad. They acted like talking to a girl was bad. Wrestling around was bad. It used sjw wording. It was pandering garbage

      • By most of us do you mean about 5 of you? Because from what I’ve been reading up on and seeing for myself , not only have they lost majority of their customer base but the ad as well as the companies themselves have been hit with unbelievably brutal criticism because of the ad. They’ve even lost sponsors from what I’ve been reading up on. And it’s not about being a decent human being. It’s about the fact that this ad is basically pushing an agenda that men are sick human beings and natural assholes. In other words this ad is just flat-out feminazi propaganda. That’s been pretty much made clear and that’s why no one is supporting this ad and very few people are supporting Gillette at this point.

        • Imagine being such a whiny, insecure snowflake that you get butthurt over an ad for razors of all things.

          Also you’re a moron if you think Gillette is somehow hurting from this. The ad has 25million views and counting. The point was to get publicity and to gin up controversy. Congrats for falling for it and doing their marketing for them. “They’ve even lost sponsors” lol they’re a friggin corporation smart guy, THEY ARE the sponsor.

      • Sorry to break it to you – you are terribly mistaken if you think you are talking for all of us

    • Will Henderson | January 22, 2019 at 4:16 am | Reply

      truth is, everything that’s goes against Trump and his supporters are gonna piss them off, they are always pissed off at something. they are basally how the men with small dicks were portrayed in the South Park episode where the boys mistake their actual height as their penis size and it caused Randy Marsh to do his own penis measurement theory, (they made fun of the Tea Party aka the Trump Supporter pre-2015 Trump president campaign announcement).

      • Johnnie Walker | January 22, 2019 at 5:06 am | Reply

        Not nearly as angry as you butt hurt soyboy snowflakes 👍

        • Good one, “I know you are but what am I?”

          Are you familiar with the concept of projection?

          You and your fellow trumptards are up-in-arms over a razor commercial. That’s basically the definition of male fragility.

          • Johnnie Walker | January 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm |

            When did I ever say I was a Trump supporter? Also I could care less about a commercial I haven’t even seen lmao, at least you don’t jump to conclusions based on false information like so many liberals today. Are you familiar with the concept of facts and reality? Sorry if I offended you, I’ll try to speak more softy for you in the future special one!

          • Oh you don’t support Trump, you just spend your free time hanging out in comment sections responding to people who criticize Trump with insults and parroting his base’s braindead catchphrases like “soyboys” and “snowflakes.” You’re clearly a Jill Stein supporter, how ridiculous of me to jump to such an absurd conclusion!

            Really you’re a pedantic, dishonest loser who clearly has way too much free time on his hands considering you took time out of your day to insult someone in the comments section about a Gillette ad you “haven’t even seen”.

            “Are you familiar with the concept of facts an reality” – wtf does this even mean? What ‘facts’? You didn’t list any. What ‘reality’? Those are also technically two different concepts but I don’t expect much intelligence from the right.

            I’m not remotely offended but you can tell yourself that if it makes you feel like you’re “owning the libs”. I just call out stupidity when I happen across it. It’s basically a civic duty while this idiot is in office.

    • The commercial basically says, don’t be an asshole. Yet, somehow that is upsetting to you and AJ. I’ve got some Mr. Kennedy shirts for you

      • blazeofgloryhbk | January 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm | Reply

        The ad is suggesting all men are bad I am a mom
        And I have a 17 yr old son. I hate this commercial all AJstyles said was. He wants to protect and provide for his family how is that bad and people bringing up homophobic into this discussion is just wanting to cause issues. My son opens the door for me his girlfriend helps my daughter out. Stand up young man. Now a days Men are blasted left and right good for AJstyles for saying. Nope sorry that commercial is not for me and as a American he has that right.

        • Henry Higgins III | January 25, 2019 at 6:38 am | Reply

          How can it be suggesting all men are bad, while also showing Terry Crews, along with men in the second part of the video doing the right thing?

          • they’re doing “the right thing”… after we -or, to be clear, the FEMINIST WOMAN directing the video- told us to do in order to be considered “good men/real men”. Because we men, by default, are in the wrong unless we go with their program. Not to mention the disconnect between reality and what they depict here (only white guys harass girls, and black/other ethnic guys are always respectful and ready to defend them, which… you know…is far from being true)

  2. Bonesaw McGraw | January 22, 2019 at 1:21 am | Reply

    AJ is allegedly a homophobe and a flat Earther. Super talented; seems super nice. His beliefs tho……

    The president is (again, allegedly) a rapist. The commercial was political as hell, but timely. Glad it caused outrage. It was supposed to.

    • Johnnie Walker | January 22, 2019 at 5:04 am | Reply

      Right, AJ has an opinion different than you so must be homophonic. Nice try troll 😂

    • Homophobe? Cute try. He’s a Christian so, unlike you who believes anything goes, he believes certain things are wrong. Typical troll. Can’t use your real name cause you’re a coward

      • I know almost nothing about this wrestler guy, but if what you say is true (“he believes certain things are wrong.” in reference to homosexuality), then he is a homophobe. It’s defined as “having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people.”

        People who view homosexuality as wrong or unnatural are indeed homophobic.

        • Take a look around for some of the promos he cut at indy shows. Or look for his response to his popularity among the gay community.

        • Khuwayne Linton | January 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm | Reply

          Just to let you know for someone like myself, I’ve had my experiences with certain stuff (which is very personal) relating to homosexual people and in my opinion, I don’t have a problem with them like some Christians do.
          I am Christian and yes I love God but I am not like many Christians who will be negative or promote hatred to those who are homosexual and even those who are not in the Christian community (Muslim, Atheist etc).
          I don’t care if someone is gay or whatever, I only care about their personality.
          What he has said shows who is and the type of person he is when it comes to that community which is unacceptable.
          Yes the Bible says homosexuality isn’t allowed in Christianity but that doesn’t mean Christians can’t be friends with gay. They can certainly have friendships, partnerships etc cause we should love all regardless of who they are.
          Many people in general need to start opening their minds that not everyone is the same and have to accept that some people won’t be like them or be a replica of them.
          At the end of the day we all have our lives and we choose our path so if AJ walks his path, so be it but that ain’t going to affect my destination so I completely agree with you Connor.

        • That’s not true. The use of the word homophobe means you have a fear of homosexuality or homosexuals. You can still love a person and treat them with respect without agreeung with them. Homophobia is a politically correct catchphrase to shame people into accepting something they don’t agree with. As an ex-gay man who was lead out of homosexuality on November 2, 2010 by a relationship with God, I now see homosexuality for what it is, toxic and destructive.

          • Henry Higgins III | January 25, 2019 at 6:41 am |

            In what way is it “toxic and destructive”, or at least any more toxic and destructive than heterosexuality?

            I’m not even going to get into the “ex-gay” pish you’re saying.

          • Thanks for the reply, but my life speaks for itself of the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. I’m now 9 years out of the LGBT life and I’ve never been happier. I can now clearly see it for what is and I’m so thankful that God was patient with me until my heart was in the right place. Homosexuality is not God’s design for us and I’m so grateful to finally be free. There are many of us out there and the numbers are growing everyday. Have a blessed weekend.

      • Bonesaw McGraw | January 23, 2019 at 4:54 am | Reply

        Yes. He thinks being gay is wrong. He’s a homophobe. Thanks for making my point, moron.

    • This guy right here. Sounds like Don Lemon. He crys when things do not go he’s way. Bo wooooo!!!! Ownedddd!

      • Bonesaw McGraw | January 23, 2019 at 4:55 am | Reply

        I appreciate the compliment comparing me to Don Lemon. The rest of your comment doesn’t seem to be in English though so I will disregard.

    • SteadiestShark | January 22, 2019 at 10:36 am | Reply

      Honestly the guy is just a product of his bible-thumping environment.
      It sucks and it’s a shame, for sure – but overall he seems like a really nice guy.

  3. Let some tell it, masculinity itself is toxic by today’s standards. I see this as just another attack on manliness to finish ushering in a generation of weak, pansy beta-males…

  4. The add is wrong in all type of ways. Because us black folks. Is no Captain save a. And I do not see what’s wrong with wrestling. Because me and my nephew wrestle around all the time.

  5. Joni Sue Klinger | January 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm | Reply

    Wow! Just wow! Let’s get back on topic. The thing AJ “harped” on was the woman in the ad that was being touched by her boss/co-worker or whomever. That was the problem. Did you see the look on her face and the body language that followed? He was demeaning by the way he touched her and talked “about” her. If you didn’t understand the video watch it again. It is for the men who are willing to make a difference in lives of those they come in contact with. They chose to intervene and not sit back and watch as people are harassed. I personally liked this video – not because I am a woman – because it showed people helping people. Intervention. I challenge you to watch this video again with a child. I’ll bet they get it. They have an open mind and aren’t taking this as a personal attack. Yes, men have been in the spot light this past year which has caused men to feel that they need to defend themselves, but I challenge you to look past that and see where this video is encouraging men to stand up for what is right.

    • if you think a boss (male or female) didn’t have the same condescending attitude with a MALE employee… it lacks context, and try to shoehorn the whole “mansplaining” mantra here, with poor results

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