Earlier today, openly gay wrestler Darren Young posted a tweet that was critical of WWE running shows in Abu Dhabi, where there are strict laws against engaging in sexual relations outside of marriage, including homosexuality. He then deleted the tweet and complained that he no longer had freedom of speech, implying he was told to take it down by his employers.
We asked for a statement from WWE on the matter and received the following:
"WWE does not discriminate against individuals regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we continue to proudly support Fred Rosser (aka WWE Superstar Darren Young) for being open about his sexuality.
Unfortunately, WWE cannot change cultures and laws around the world, and thus we did not send Fred Rosser to the United Arab Emirates for our upcoming events for his own protection.
WWE also fully supports Fred Rosser's right to express his views on personal social media accounts rather than WWE's corporate platforms."