Gail Kim Accuses The McMahon Family and WWE of Racism

Gail Kim

Gail Kim released a statement on Tuesday clarifying recent allegations she made on Twitter in which she called the McMahon family racist.

The former WWE Superstar replied to a Twitter user over the weekend who was talking about the McMahons giving a pass to Hulk Hogan and wrote, “Plus they’re racist anyway. They don’t care if anyone is racist Bc they have the same thoughts.”

To clarify what she meant, Gail tweeted an in-depth statement on Tuesday and explained how she wasn’t talking about everyone who works for WWE. She says “it comes from the top.”

“After speaking with a couple of friends recently regarding my comments on social media on racism, I had my eyes opened to the fact that my words chosen to deliver my message could have been managed more thoughtfully,” Kim explained.

“The one word of my statement that I regret using is the term ‘they,’” she continued.

“I think due to the fact that sometimes terms like racism are thrown around easily, especially in today’s climate. Racism is a serious thing and I realized that saying “they”, that I was putting a blanket over everyone who works in the company. This is not true. The culture or environment of a company starts from the top. The leadership. The leadership of a company sends a message to its employees of what is tolerated and what is not.”

Gail finished the statement writing, “As an ethnic female in wrestling, there will be people reading my words and I want to set an example. I did experience racism. I never even understood the term “gook” until I worked for the company or heard the usage of so many ugly racial slurs. I think it’s important to educate, listen and talk about these issues. I want to be very clear on where I stand. I want racial and gender equality. I hope that we can make strides to talk about and create change for the good of our industry and others.”

Kim added that her statement is not an apology.

Kim also responded to a wrestling news reporter writing “Gail Kim rips “racist” #WWE management for bringing back Hulk Hogan” as a headline for an article in reference to her initial tweet.

“I DID say they were racist. Never mentioned anything about Hulk Hogan…..are you guys that desperate for clicks that you have to make up headlines? Bc you know reporting the truth ACTUALLY makes you credible,” Kim wrote.

Kim now serves as a producer for Impact Wrestling after retiring from in-ring competition in February.