WWE Releases Statement on Jinder Mahal’s Racially Charged Nakamura Promo

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Jinder Mahal‘s racially charged promo on SmackDown Live this week caused the crowd to chant “that’s too far” and now WWE is reminding everyone that their show is fiction.

The segment featured Jinder mocking Shinsuke Nakamura‘s accent and mannerisms with the Singh Brothers, they also referenced Mr. Miyagi, and it was met with bad reactions all around.

The Washington Post ran a story on what happened and when reached for comment WWE said, “Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that cover real world issues and sensitive subjects.”

The statement continues, “As a producer of such TV shows, WWE Corporate is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

Think WWE went too far? Sound off in the comments below.

  • cheeto

    I don’t think they went too far. But I also didn’t watch it, I just read this article. Either way though, it probably isn’t that bad. Again, they’re characters, that probably isn’t what Dhesi thinks. If it gets heat, good for them.

  • Ben Beckett

    I hate that fans jumped on Jinder the person being racist simply because he delivered the lines written for him.

  • Cody Collier

    Definitely went too far in my opinion.

  • JJMC

    Yes, too far. Not sure how anyone would think that today’s audience would not find that offensive. It was a badly misread situation and I think that the WWE should have apologized instead of hiding behind the fiction excuse.

    • Brett W Richardson

      Give me a break, this is what we call the pussification of America, whether you like it, or you don’t like it, learn to love it, because it’s the best thing going today

      • http://www.google.com/ haydesigner

        Pussification.
        Take a real tough, and undoubtedly super cool, Mr. macho man to write that.

        • Brett W Richardson

          STFU Dipshit!!!!!!

        • Jeff Satan

          Now you have a problem with Macho Man? What did Randy Savage ever do to you? Lmao
          Why dont you go finger your butthole to Marty Jannetty jerking off to pictures of his daughter and fuck off with your face, Butt Munch! πŸ˜†

          That, or kill yourself

  • Sam Seger

    I think to make a point about racism Jinder should have just called him ching ching bing bong or some other racial slur then Nakamura could have come out stoved his head in, brutalised his minions and then win the title. Racist action=negative outcome. You can have a race, gender, class, drugs, greed, politics etc related story line just let it end negatively for the guy being a dick. Easy and interesting and creates debate.

  • Raymond Johnson

    Wwe went way to far in this day and time.they proved that they back racist remarks and condones that type of conduct.i will be boycotting wwe and requesting my money back from wwe network

    • SoCalW3bPro

      Give me a break… people are too sensitive. Our Country has become pussified over EVERYTHING. It’s a promo in a FAKE storyline. What’s next? Safe Spaces and tissues for SJW tears?

      • http://www.google.com/ haydesigner

        So you’re a racist ass. Got it.

        • Jeff Satan

          Quit being a pussy.
          They are BOTH Asian anyways, you jackass!
          If it bothers you that much, go back to watching the view.
          Fuck politics, fuck Donald Trump, fuck SJW’s, Kill hipsters, Emo fags, and Fuck keyboard warriors, fuck crybabies, and FUCK YOU!!! πŸ–•πŸ˜‚πŸ–•

          • http://www.google.com/ haydesigner

            So you’re an ass, too. Got it.

          • Jeff Satan

            Kill yourself. Do it. πŸ˜†

  • Chris Palmer

    nobody was raughing. it was rame attempt at comedy.

    • Brett W Richardson

      So are you

  • Dylan Williams

    The crowd was filled with a bunch of pussies, just like this comment section. Oops! Hope I didn’t go too far!!

    • http://www.google.com/ haydesigner

      Yeah! You macho tho! You cool! You just prove! Cool you!

      • Jeff Satan

        Go back to weaving baskets to cry into, hay designer.
        Or kill yourself. That works too.