As we’ve noted, WWE NXT star Jordan Myles has quit the company after being presented a shirt that he believed looked like blackface. He took to social media to release a video, slamming WWE, dubbing them as racists and quitting the company:
As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f—ing WWE. I am no longer an employee. I refuse to work for racists … I hate that f—ing company and everything they stand for. All they ever did was hold our people back. I do this s— for the culture, I don’t need anyone’s permission to do anything.
Now, two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has offered his take on the subject on the latest episode of his podcast, “The Hall Of Fame.” Here’s what he had to say (H/T WrestleZone):
I don’t know if Jordan Myles has quit the company, but social media says he quit the company. I don’t – I’m not gonna sit here and judge or anything like that. I’m not gonna sit here and say ‘The guy should’ve did this, the guy should’ve did that.’ I’m gonna lay out on that because I don’t need one of these backlash saying, ‘Booker said this, or Booker said that.’ But I’m just going to say this, man, the situation all started with the t-shirt.
Now, it’s gotten to this. I don’t know where it’s going to go from here, but I do know that some of the stuff he was saying, as far as the company goes, I can not – I’ve been on this earth for 54 years. If you think one person is something, call it that. If you think that person is something, call it that. But I can not judge a group and say everybody is that. When you make a blanket statement like that, you do no justice for yourself, or the culture.
Because – and like I said, I say this because I’ve had a lot of years and experience, and I do know I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a white guy by the name of Bruce Kasarich, who made this all happen for me as far as changing my life. That’s another story. I easily could’ve judged everyone the same way after my situation, going to prison, being a kid who had never been in trouble before, first time in the back of a police car, getting locked up, saying ‘The system did me wrong! I hate everybody of that color!’
You know what I mean? And if I would’ve done that, I would’ve done myself an injustice. More than anything, and I think that’s the situation that I want to make clear here. The way he’s going about it, is he’s doing himself an injustice. And that’s my take on that, and I’m going to leave it at that.