Wrestler Darren Young shot to superstardom in 2013 when he became the first WWE wrestler to come out as gay. And although he praised the WWE at the time for their support, he recently blasted them for pulling him from a tour in the homophobic city of Abu Dhabi.
According to NewNowNext, Young revealed the news last week when he criticized the WWE for purposefully not inviting him on tour with the rest of the WWE troupe to Abu Dhabi.
“Why do we bring the best entertainment into a country [sic] like Abu Dhabi and they look down upon women and gays? I get it! #MillionsofDollars,” he tweeted.
Soon afterward, Young was forced by the WWE to delete the tweets and the WWE released a statement saying they left Young out of the tour for his own safety.
“WWE does not discriminate against individuals regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we continue to proudly support Fred Rosser (aka WWE superstar Darren Young) for being open about his sexuality.
Unfortunately, WWE cannot change cultures and laws around the world, and thus we did not send Fred Rosser to the United Arab Emirates for our upcoming events for his own protection.
WWE also fully supports Fred Rosser’s right to express his views on personal social media accounts rather than WWE’s corporate platforms,” read the statement.
Despite the statement, Young still wasn’t happy with WWE’s decision. Read what he had to say about them after the cut.