Paul Heyman receives backlash from WWE fans due to his post-RAW social media post

In the final segment of WWE RAW on February 26th 2024, there was a verbal confrontation between Cody Rhodes and Paul Heyman. After the segment, a Twitter/X user brought up how Heyman was trending higher than “the libtard who set himself on fire.” The user was making reference to Heyman trending above US airman Aaron Bushnell. Bushnell, who was protesting the war in Gaza, died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC.

Heyman quote re-posted the user with the message, “My #TribalChief @WWERomanReigns – #PeoplesChamp @TheRock – #Solo – #JimmyUso – and I set the ratings, the box office and the @WWE Universe on fire every time we appear!”

Heyman received backlash due to his post. User @ChuckZ85 wrote, “Did you actually just repost a person who called a man who lit himself on fire the other day a ‘libtard’ and use it as a promo?” User @AFCTrae wrote, “Whether or not you are playing a character, it’s absolutely disgusting that you are quote tweeting a tweet which mocks a US Airforce member, Aaron Bushnell, who gave their LIFE in the form of protest, against genocide. This is the respect that you show to the US military.” User @HossMatch wrote, “Paul Heyman is a grown ass man. He would not just respond to a tweet that he didn’t read. Just because you like him doesn’t mean you have to defend him, he’s a dumbass piece of shit for even responding to that tweet let alone joking about it. RIP Aaron Bushnell. Free Palestine.”

Other users called for Heyman to delete the post but it has remained online as of Tuesday afternoon.