WWE Releases a Statement on the Jordan Myles “Racist” T-Shirt Situation


UPDATE: WWE released the following statement regarding the Jordan Myles (NXT Superstar) t-shirt situation:

“Albert Hardie Jr. (aka Jordan Myles) approved this t-shirt for sale. As always, we work collaboratively with all of our performers to develop logos and merchandise designs and get their input and approval before proceeding. This was the same process with Albert, and we responded swiftly once he later requested that the logo/t-shirt be redesigned. No t-shirts were sold.”


ORIGINAL: WWE NXT Superstar Jordan Myles seems to be very upset over a t-shirt that was recently made for him and he’s taken to Twitter to call WWE out on it. You can check out a photo of the t-shirt below, which features a red background against black.

In his original tweet, Myles tagged Triple H and Vince McMahon. He said it was representative of the visual depiction of African-Americans in minstrel shows in the late 19th to early 20th century. He says that the colors show a characterization of black people being labeled as dumb, lazy, and uneducated.

Myles says WWE told him it was a “Rolling Stones”-style design, playing off the band’s mouth with a tongue sticking out logo but he didn’t agree. You can check out his tweets below:

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