Jordan Miles’ first official WWE merchandise was not thought through very well at all. The design resembled blackface paint which has an extremely offensive and hurtful history with African Americans and a lot of other people. WWE took the shirt down over a month ago, but no answers were given.
Miles is still not happy with how things were handled. He recently spoke out and said that this action is a “slap in the face” of every wrestler and fan, African American or otherwise.
He sent out a few tweets about this subject as his mentions were undoubtedly flooded today. Then Miles sent out a message to everyone that they can show their support by changing their profile picture and using #ForTheCulture.
Protest with by turning your photos black and white on Twitter.
And use the hashtag: #ForTheCulture
So far Cedric Alexander, Pretty Boy Smooth, AJ Gray, O’Shay Edwards and other wrestlers have joined this online movement. Plenty of other members in the IWC have changed their profiles as well. You can check out some of the early responses to this hashtag below.