A WWE star has responded to recent allegations of displaying homophobia after some recent comments made about another WWE star.
WWE legend Booker T may have recently joined the NXT commentary team but he is no stranger to controversy over the years.
However this time, Booker T is weighing on a fairly serious topic as some fans and commenters have taken offense to his reaction to NXT’s Super Diva, Quincy Elliott.
Booker T saying on his podcast about the matter:
“I’ve been reading a couple of comments as of late, just because of my antics on NXT. People call me homophobic. Okay, let’s get this straight. I’m not homophobic. I have nothing against people making their choice who they want to love, who they want to sleep with. I don’t care. That’s not my business.
“But Quincy, what does he call himself? The Ultimate Diva. I have a choice if I want to like Quincy or not. I might not like Quincy today. I might like him tomorrow. Quincy might have to give me a reason to like him…
“I’m doing my job. I’m not homophobic. If I don’t like Quincy one day, I might like him the next. Then again, I might not like him at all, but that’s my choice more than anything, but it has nothing to do with his choice or the character that he’s playing or anything like that.”
Elaborating further, Booker T detailed why he did not intend on changing his approach as he denies holding any implicit bias, saying:
“I’m gonna be on top of Quincy’s career as far as what he’s doing right and what he’s doing wrong as well. But I’m not going to cater to the fans who perhaps are LGBTQ and I go out acting in a certain way just for them, because of, that’s not gonna happen. Okay, that’s not gonna happen.”
“I’m treating everybody the same way pretty much. If I like him, I like him. If I don’t like him, I don’t like him, but it has nothing to do with their sexuality, or their race, or anything like that. So get that out of your mind.
“So anybody that’s thinking that way, you’re thinking that way for a certain reason. It’s a certain agenda, the reason why you’re thinking that way, because I don’t formulate those thoughts in my head ever when I’m doing my job or just in my regular, everyday life, when I see a person on the street, that’s just not me.”
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