Lars Sullivan should be on top of the world right now after his main roster debut the night after WrestleMania 35 last month. He has been in the news recently, but certainly not for the right reasons after some horrifically offensive homophobic, racist and sexist remarks he made back in 2013 have resurfaced.
One of WWE’s official sponsors, Mars Wrigley voiced their unhappiness with Sullivan‘s “unacceptable” comments, and two fellow company employees in Kalisto and Big E have taken to social media to acknowledge the former NXT star’s comments, with the former adding that Lars needs to “say out of [his] way”.
Sullivan issued a public statement recently where he apologised for his abhorrent remarks. However this is not all, and Bryan Alvarez has said that he believes Sullivan specifically apologised in person to three WWE stars, one of whom was Big E, for his controversial remarks. He would also say that this was not a new issue, and is something that many people have been aware of for a number of months now:
“WWE has been aware of this forever. This was nothing new and he’s apologized to them for it in the past and it was considered a dead issue, but it has come up now twice in the last six months. So this time he did, in fact, address it with that statement.”
It was previously reported that WWE had “no issue” with the big man’s comments and Vince McMahon had no intention on punishing him. However, if more of their sponsors follow suit and starting publicly voicing their unhappiness with the company for the Smackdown’s stars comments, then WWE might be forced into acting or risk facing the prospect of money.
Thanks to NoDQ for the transcription.
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