WWE has come under fire for the decision to continue producing their weekly shows. Now, it seems the outrage is coming not only from fans but from within the company as well. A WWE employee submitted a public comment saying they are being forced to work the ongoing TV tapings.
Here is their comment in full:
“My employer, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), is forcing me to work the TV tapings for its weekly shows despite the (stay at) home orders for coronavirus. I am unable to speak out as I need this job and I know I will be fired if I approach the higher-ups. Despite territory precautions, we can not maintain social distancing and have to touch other people. I request the government to shut down these tapings and enforce the stay-at-home order so my colleagues and I may follow social distancing rules without fear or repercussion of losing our jobs.”
At Tuesday's Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting, a #WWE employee named "John" submitted public comment they're being "forced to work" TV tapings despite stay at home orders. Says he's unable to speak out and feels he will be fired if he approaches his higher-ups. pic.twitter.com/UJTvX1RGc7
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) April 21, 2020
It has also been reported that no one is technically being forced to work the shows. However, it goes without saying that working the shows puts you in a better light in the eyes of WWE management than if the talent chose to stay home.
Regarding these suspected employee complaint rumors: from a direct source in the know…
Exact quote: “they have not FORCED anyone to work during this time.”
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) April 21, 2020
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