Not a day goes by without some kind of controversy of sorts in the WWE, and today's one revolves around the wrestling company's controversial tour of the United Arab Emirates.
WWE are in the United Arab Emirates this week putting on a number of house shows in Abu Dhabi. As many will know by now, the UAE is a very conservative and strict country that severely discriminates against women and gay people.
Like any good citizen would, openly-gay superstar wrestler Darren Young (real name Fred Rosser) questioned WWE's decision to tour the country in a brutal but necessary tweet in which he concluded by himself that money was the underlying motivating factor.
"Why do we bring the best entertainment into a country like abu dhabi and they look down upon women and gays? I get it! #MillionsofDollars," Young (real name Fred Rosser) wrote on Twitter before subsequently deleting it.
Young then followed up by revealing that he feels nobody in WWE has his back and that currently he's enduring a real struggle in his work life.
WWE supportive of Rosser
Young's (aka Rosser's) reservation with the tour comes from the fact that WWE decided to not send him because of his sexuality. But in a statement, WWE responded to his criticism with support.
“WWE does not discriminate against individuals regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we continue to proudly support Fred Rosser (aka WWE Superstar Darren Young) for being open about his sexuality," WWE said in a statement, NoDQ reported.
"Unfortunately, WWE cannot change cultures and laws around the world, and thus we did not send Fred Rosser to the United Arab Emirates for our upcoming events for his own protection.
"WWE also fully supports Fred Rosser’s right to express his views on personal social media accounts rather than WWE’s corporate platforms.”