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WWE Comments on Controversy Surrounding Jinder Mahal Promo from SmackDown

Sunil Singh, Samir Singh and Jinder Mahal

We noted before how this week’s WWE SmackDown promo by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, which poked at Shinsuke Nakamura, was a hot topic backstage as it brought on a “that’s too far” chant from the crowd. It was also noted that WWE did not upload the promo to YouTube as they do other segments & matches from the shows each week.

A writer from The Washington Post reached out on Twitter earlier this week looking for fans who were in attendance to share their comments on the promo. They published a story at this link and included comments from fans who thought the promo was racist, and fans who gave it a pass.

WWE issued the following statement in response to the story:

“Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that incorporates real world issues and sensitive subjects.”

“As a producer of such TV shows, WWE Corporate is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

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