If you are a WWE fan and you have a decent knowledge of their decision making over the years – you know that the the hiring of Lars Sullivan makes total sense. Despite the fact that they were well aware of the disturbing and racist posts he made on a message board prior to hiring him, the company welcomed him with open arms.
We know the WWE has operated by their own set of rules for decades, some of the classic examples are Wrestlers Court, Michael Hayes, and locker room etiquette. When it comes to racism in the WWE, it is something that is deeply entrenched. Alberto Del Rio getting fired instead of the WWE employee who made a racist remark to him tells us all we need to know about the work culture within the WWE.
And let’s not get started on Kofi finally becoming WWE champion – over 10 years after he got hired. Also racism is something that is clearly not a deal breaker for the WWE because the color that they care about the most about is green.
As for the WWE’s reaction to Lars racist posts, it’s something that they will add to the huge mountain of issues that they have swept under the rug. Lars himself issued a weak apology – he claimed that the racist, sexist and homophobic posts don’t reflect who he is now but if you read what he wrote one can come to the conclusion that his issues with Blacks, Gays, Hispanics ..etc are deeply ingrained within him.
And let’s keep it real – based off of the history of racism in the WWE, I’m willing to bet that Lars isn’t the only active wrestler on the roster that believe Blacks and Hispanics are looking for handouts and 50 % of Black women have STD’s – the other racists aren’t stupid enough to express those views on a message board.
A sampling of what he posted on Bodybuilding.com forum under two user names.
From March 15, 2012: “If we’re going off scientific facts, obviously wither Hispanic or Black women. Who pops out the most babies at the youngest age? Hispanics followed by blacks. Why do 50% of black women have STD’s? SLOOTS.”
From July 3, 2012: “I don’t actually have any true hateful feelings for gay people, but it’s just a part of my sense of humor I like to explore. Homophobia, racism, sexism, these are all hilarious things to make light of in the right environment (among other straight men).”
From May 17, 2013: “Not be racist, but it seems like white people are more willing to take responsibility of their own lives than blacks and Hispanics, who are all for government hand outs.”