WWE Issues Statement on Jinder Mahal’s Controversial Promo

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As seen on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, Jinder Mahal cut a promo that mocked Shinsuke Nakamura for being Japanese. At one point in the promo, Mahal said “you always rook the same.” Fans in attendance responded with “that’s too far” chant.

WWE has issued the following statement via WashingtonPost.com regarding the promo:

“Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that cover real world issues and sensitive subjects. 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.”

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