Fox News featured a segment on Tuesday covering the angle in WWE involving Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter in what they called WWE “mocking” the Tea Party movement in the United States. Tons of conservative media have been covering the angle in WWE prompting an official response from the company.
WWE’s Senior VP of Marketing and Communications Brian Flinn issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter in response.
“WWE has a long history of creating fictional characters that serve as either protagonists or antagonists, no different than other television shows or feature films. To create compelling and relevant content for our audience, it is important to incorporate current events into our storylines. WWE is creating drama centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view to develop a rivalry between two characters. This storyline in no way represents WWE’s political point of view. One should not confuse WWE’s storytelling with what WWE stands for, similar to other entertainment companies such as Warner Bros., Universal Studios or Viacom.”
To watch the full Fox News segment, click here.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter