Connect with us
Jordan Myles blasts WWE, says they 'don't care about black people'
WWE

News

Jordan Myles blasts WWE, says they ‘don’t care about black people’

Myles also called out ROH and Jay Lethal.

WWE issued a statement this weekend in response to WWE NXT Superstar Jordan Myles calling out the company on his Twitter account with regards to his first official t-shirt design which Myles and many others saw as racist in that it evoked blackface.

Myles initially shared this tweet when he received the photos of his first t-shirt design with the company.

WWE issued this statement over the weekend in response to Myles’ Tweet:

Albert Hardie Jr. (aka Jordan Myles) approved this t-shirt for sale. As always, we work collaboratively with all of our performers to develop logos and merchandise designs and get their input and approval before proceeding. This was the same process with Albert, and we responded swiftly once he later requested that the logo/t-shirt be redesigned. No t-shirts were sold.

Myles tweeted confirming that he had indeed approved the design, but stated that he was initially shown the logo on a white t-shirt. After the shirt was changed and placed on a black background, it was then placed for sale on WWE.com. In response Myles tweeted “you can see the racist intentions,” but has since deleted that tweet.

Things developed further this morning when the winner of the 2019 NXT Breakout Tournament took to Twitter and responded to a fan who asked if the WWE statement was true.

Myles followed us with a tweet sharing the email he received from Baker Landon to add further proof to his claims that Landon lied to him.

Landon is a digital designer and Creative Services Talent Coordinator for WWE. It looks like his LinkedIn page has been recently deleted in reaction to the situation with Myles.

The latest tweet for Myles calls out WWE, Hulk Hogan, and the company’s culture.

A video of Myles was sharing by the wrestler on his social media saying, “WWE doesn’t care about black people.” The video was quickly deleted, but Ringsidenews captured it on their Instagram.

It looks like Myles isn’t just upset with WWE. The NXT Superstar also called out Ring of Honor and former Ring of Honor World Champion, Jay Lethal — the first and only African American to hold the RoH World Championship Title.

He tweeted a photp of Lethal in ROH and wrote, “f–k ROH TOO! The only allowed ONE African American to be the “Top Guy” while guys like @CedricAlexander TD, @Malcolmvelli and myself had to chase this visible carrot a stick. Name another African American who was reached great heights there other than this Uncle Tom”

Myles quickly deleted his tweet on ROH and Lethal, but you can see the screenshot below:

Jordan Myles blasts WWE, says they 'don't care about black people'

Stay tuned for updates on the situation as it develops.

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!


Do you love wrestling? Do you have strong opinions on AEW, WWE, NJPW, Impact, ROH, and the independent scene? Do you like to write about wrestling? Then we want you on our team. AIPT is currently recruiting wrestling writers. Apply to write for AIPT today!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

ten minutes to midnight ten minutes to midnight

‘Ten Minutes to Midnight’ review: Thought provoking horror movie is more than meets the eye

Movie Reviews

no man's land no man's land

‘No Man’s Land’ review: Powerful performances and mature storytelling

Movie Reviews

X-Men Monday #92 – Tini Howard Answers Your Excalibur Questions X-Men Monday #92 – Tini Howard Answers Your Excalibur Questions

X-Men Monday #92 – Tini Howard Answers Your Excalibur Questions

Comic Books

Warner Bros. releases Mortal Kombat movie synopsis Warner Bros. releases Mortal Kombat movie synopsis

Warner Bros. releases Mortal Kombat movie synopsis

Movies

Connect
Newsletter Signup