Aries responds to fan backlash over recent comments Submitted by Aaron Rift on 10/06/2018 at 10:11 PM
As previously noted, Impact Wrestling Champion Austin Aries responded to an insult by Johnny Impact about his height with the following:
"Ahh, the form of discrimination that’s still super cool: Short Shaming.
If I joked race, retards, your gay look...if I fat shamed your husky wife, INSTANT OUTRAGE!!
But you can predictably cut on me over my height, genetics I don’t control, and it’s just FUNNY!"
The comments led to fan backlash with both Aries and Impact deleting their initial comments. Aries would later write the following messages regarding the controversy:
Yes. Buried in truth, steeped in arrogance, fueled by passion. And I generously spit it all over you and this @IMPACTWRESTLING World Title match. In the 10 mins given the mic I did what you haven’t been able to in 16 yrs: Make fans actually care about you’re match.
“....and they wouldn’t stop their quest of eradicating all the thick skinned people of the world until all that was left was an emboldened, yet sad and fragile, species that could be quite easily manipulated and crushed with mere words, instead of actions.”
Yet where’s the outrage over the atrocity most of you contribute to? Mass breeding and slaughter of “lesser” living beings. That’s done simply for pleasure and profit. And it’s killing a ton of “husky” people. But animals don’t have feelings, or a voice, or Twitter. Except dogs.