This past weekend, NXT star Jordan Myles publicly called out WWE on Twitter for giving him a shirt design that he claims “screams racism against African Americans.”
A number of people pointed out that the t-shirt had been discontinued weeks ago and that a new design was now on WWE’s shop, but Myles believes the fact the original design was released for public viewing is bad enough.
I will keep posting this till my voice is heard. I’m not sorry for anything I say or do.
Representation is important.
— Jordan Myles (@GoGoMyles) October 27, 2019
WWE has now released the following statement which claims Myles approved the original design.
“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.”
You’ll notice that there is no acceptance of any blame here, in fact WWE very quickly puts the blame back onto Myles. We’ll have to see how or if this affects his in-ring career with the company.