Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston on Representation, The Idea of a Storyline Based on Race

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Since becoming WWE Champion at WrestleMania 35, Kofi Kingston has consistently spoken about the importance of representation in WWE.

 

In a new interview with The Independent, Kofi reiterated the importance of representation for not only the African-American Community but for all communities:

“Obviously, myself being a person of African American descent, being on screen and having representation, it is so important. It is so important for people to look at the screen and see other people who look like them doing great things.
“I take a lot of pride in being somebody that people like me can look to, and believe in themselves because they see me doing things on television that they thought they’d never see. For me to be able to motivate people of all different ages, genders, backgrounds and body types, I really take a lot of pride [in it].”

Kofi Kingston also discussed being comfortable participating in a storyline that would revolve around race as long as it was done in the proper manner:


“Personally, it just depends on how we tell the story,” he went on to say. We tell a lot of stories and that’s what makes us different from any other form of entertainment; our ability to tell stories.
“People come to WWE to have the stories told to them, so we always try and do the best job that we can.”

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