Former NXT Champion Aleister Black plays a dominant, dark character on screen, but that doesn’t always reflect on who he is as a person. While looking through his social media, Black came across a tweet from Twitter user @CarlySidey and issued a response.
@CarlySidey tweeted a photo of a bunch of kids using the Nazi salute in front of Baraboo High School in Wisconsin. She was sickened by their behavior, and what the tweet from the @GoBaraboo Twitter account read. Check it out for yourselves:
— carly sidey (@CarlySidey) November 12, 2018
Black was furious after seeing this tweet. As many fans are aware, the former NXT Champion is of Dutch descent and has Jewish ancestors who had been affected by Nazis during World War II.
Not wanting to sit back on an issue so close to his heart, Black responded to the post @CarlySidey put out to agree with her in saying that the behavior the kids have is disgusting. Furthermore, he petitions (like others) for the kids to be expelled.
Hope you all get expelled, all of you digusting humans for doing this, laughing at this and thinking any of this is funny. Family members of mine were thrown in camps, stripped of all human rights and left to die. All this generation does is glorify insensitivity and cynicism. https://t.co/TZ9vYpea9X
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) November 26, 2018
According to Wrestling News, The Barbaroo School District in Wisconsin has since commented on the matter, revealing that their students will not be punished. They cite their first amendment rights as being the reason for this.
This brings in the question of morality in that district, though not everyone in the school was on board with the salute. If you pay close attention to the photo, a student in the upper right corner can be seen refusing to join in on the salute. He has now also issued a statement to VICE and Young Turks contributor Jules Suzdaltsev:
“My name is Jordan Blue. I am the boy captured in the photo to the far right. The photo was taken during our Junior Prom Photos. I clearly am uncomfortable with what was happening. I couldn’t leave the photo as it was taken within 5 seconds. The photographer took the photos telling us to make the sign, I knew what my morals were and it was not to salute something I firmly didn’t believe in. I attend BHS, these classmates have bullied me since entering middle school. I have struggled with it my entire life and nothing has changed. These are the boys of [the] class of 2019 [and] nothing has been done. My question is…will anything ever be done? I truly & firmly believe we need to make a change to this horrible act, it needs to stop. Bullying, immaturity, and just taking things as a “joke”…”
Black hasn’t issued any further response, though many fans have offered their support for the WWE Superstar. The district has faced a lot of criticism, though nothing is expected to come of this photo.
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