WWE's NXT superstar Kalisto (formerly Samuray Del Sol), is reportedly being forced into a "Gay hairdresser gimmick" by Vince McMahon.
McMahon's insistence on forcing racial minorities into strange, weird and cartoonish gimmicks is infamous in the world of Professional Wrestling.
One only has to look at the current main roster and see that three African American wrestlers have been forced into a gimmick in which the three play the roles of black preachers, like something you would find on the religious channels on your television.
In the past we have seen Hunico (the current Sin Cara) play the role of a Latino gangster who would come to the ring on what the commentators would refer to as a stolen bicycle.
We have also seen Eddie Guerrero play a similar role and, although he played the gimmick to perfection and achieved fantastic amounts of success, the gimmick was still a stereotype of Mexican-Americans.
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Vince McMahon needs to realise that what he is doing with these characters is both immoral and distasteful. The WWE product is currently supposed to be family friendly, but when I look at the screen I simply shake my head at the unjust racism which WWE insists on forcing upon us.
Maybe I am being harsh with my opinion, but Kalisto deserves more. He is a fantastic wrestler of the Luchadore school and should be shown as such.
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