NXT Breakout Tournament winner Jordan Myles (fka ACH) issued a short statement on Twitter berating Triple H and Vince McMahon for the release of his latest t-shirt, which closely resembles minstrel blackface, calling it a slap in the face to every African American performer, fan, and supporter.
Myles would go on to state that WWE will learn to regret this racially insensitive decision, and preaches the importance of representation in the sport.
He writes, “I will keep posting this till my voice is heard. I’m not sorry for anything I say or do. Representation is important.If this is @VinceMcMahon & @TripleH “vision” of me then this is a slap in the face to EVERY African American performer, fan, and supporter.” Check it out below.
WWE issued the following press release addressing NXT star Jordan Myles’ t-shirt, which included a racially insensitive image that resembled blackface, something that Myles called a slap in the face in a series of tweets released earlier in the day. In response, WWE states that Myles (real name Albert Hardie Jr.) approved the original design, but his request to have the shirt removed was honored.
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.