Impact Wrestling producer Gail Kim released a statement on Tuesday clarifying recent allegations she made on social media in which she called the McMahon family racist.
In case you missed it, the ex-WWE star replied to someone on Twitter over the weekend who was talking about the McMahons giving a pass to Hulk Hogan and said: “Plus they’re racist anyway. They don’t care if anyone is racist Bc they have the same thoughts.”
To clarify what she meant, Gail tweeted a much more in-depth statement and explained how she wasn’t talking about everyone who works for the company. She claims “it comes from the top.”
“After speaking with a couple of friends recently regarding my comments on social media on racism, I had my eyes opened to the fact that my words chosen to deliver my message could have been managed more thoughtfully,” Kim explained.
“The one word of my statement that I regret using is the term ‘they,'” she continued.
“I think due to the fact that sometimes terms like racism are thrown around easily, especially in today’s climate. Racism is a serious thing and I realized that saying “they”, that I was putting a blanket over everyone who works in the company. This is not true. The culture or environment of a company starts from the top. The leadership. The leadership of a company sends a message to its employees of what is tolerated and what is not.”
Gail finished the statement writing, “As an ethnic female in wrestling, there will be people reading my words and I want to set an example. I did experience racism. I never even understood the term “gook” until I worked for the company or heard the usage of so many ugly racial slurs. I think it’s important to educate, listen and talk about these issues. I want to be very clear on where I stand. I want racial and gender equality. I hope that we can make strides to talk about and create change for the good of our industry and others.”
Pro Wrestling Sheet reached out to Gail Kim for further clarification on the racial slurs she’s referencing, but were told said she won’t currently be commenting on the matter further.