This past weekend, current NXT wrestler Jordan Myles publicly called out WWE over a t-shirt design he said “screams racism against African Americans.” Now, WWE has released a statement responding to the situation:
“Albert Hardie Jr. (aka Jordan Myles) approved this t-shirt for sale. As always, we work collaboratively with all of our performers to develop logos and merchandise designs and get their input and approval before proceeding. This was the same process with Albert, and we responded swiftly once he later requested that the logo/t-shirt be redesigned. No t-shirts were sold.”
That certainly doesn’t make any apologies over the t-shirt ever being drawn up but rather turns it back on Myles. They aren’t saying “we shouldn’t have done this,” they’re saying “he said it was okay, so there should be no problem, and also we took it down when he asked, so there should really be no problem.”
We’ll see if that’s how Myles, and the greater community, feels about it.