WWE: Darren Young speaks out on WWE's Abu Dhabi tour

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WWE's first openly gay superstar, Darren Young, created waves on Twitter last night when he posted the following Tweet in relation to WWE's current tour of Abu Dhabi. 

"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" and "My freedom of speech is gone. Gone but not forgotten."

The tweets were in relation to the fact that it is still illegal to be a homosexual in Abu Dhabi. 

Young has since deleted the tweets but has since posted the following heartfelt update. "I feel like no none has my back and it upsets me. The struggle is real. I'm human."

Former WCW and WWE Superstar Lance Storm replied to Young's Tweet telling him that "You've got people in your corner" while former WWE superstar X-Pac also tweeted Young telling him he had his back. 

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WWE meanwhile have released a statement on their official website regarding Darren Young's tweets.

"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. 

"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.”

Young has been off WWE TV for almost a year after he suffered a torn ACL last year, since then there have been rumors of his imminent return, but the former Prime Time Players member is yet to make his WWE return. 

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