Sonny Kiss issues statement regarding hateful remarks Submitted by Aaron Rift on 07/13/2020 at 06:26 PM
As previously noted, Cody Rhodes responded to a fan's homophobic comment about Cody defending the TNT Title against Sonny Kiss on this coming Wednesday's edition of AEW Dynamite.
The Twitter account that made the comment was suspended. Kiss issued a public statement regarding hateful remarks:
"Thank you everyone for the overwhelming amount of support. It truly means a lot to me.
I've been incredibly open and comfortable with who I am since I was practically a baby. You can't shame someone who is unabashed.
LGBTQ+ community and allies, I completely stand with you guys in making wrestling a more positive and comfortable escape for everyone. That is something that we should all strive for. So, once again, I thank you!
I'll close with this:
Sadly, I'd imagine the people on social media who spew hatred are often feeling more pain and sadness than what they're inflicting on others. I won't speak for everyone and I will continue to respect everyone's responses that come naturally to them. We're human. We have emotions. For me, I try my best to not counter hate with hate, but rather with confidence.
An eye for an eye... well, you know the rest.
To the LGBTQ+; community: this Wednesday. It's ON! This is not only for me, but for US! I'm going into this match feeling better than ever."