Alexa Bliss posted a meme saying that social media is such a powerful tool. It can be used to market your brand, business, or communicate with friends and loved ones. The comment in her post was a heartfelt message after the news of Hana Kimura’s suicide broke.
Bliss didn’t know Kimura, but it is still heartbreaking. She stated that it’s time to start holding people accountable for the words they say online. Wrestlers are characters, but they’re actual people as well. Some fans forget about this fact and abuse their access by spreading hate.
Alexa Bliss encouraged anyone who is suffering from cyber bullying to reach out and get help. It’s not okay to take that kind of abuse.
I posted this back in Jan. it’s important to remind people that cyber bullying is a real thing & that your words carry a lot whether you mean them to or not. I didn’t know Hana Kimura personally, but my heart breaks for her and her family. & I’ve seen on social the amount of lives she’s impacted. It’s time to hold people accountable for their words and actions online. Sometimes people forget that no matter what character we may portray on tv or in the ring is just that…a character. Everyone is a real person with real feelings. If you are suffering from any kind of bullying or cyber bullying PLEASE REACH OUT to someone 🖤 #RIPHanaKimura
This is a tragic situation and it all stemmed because of a scene from a Japanese Netflix reality show. Click here to see the episode that caused the controversy.
Our thoughts are with Hana Kimura, her friends, fans, family, and everyone else grieving this tragic loss. Cyber bullying isn’t okay and pack mentality can wear down on anyone if they are prodded enough. One unfortunate happening captured on reality television caused fans to throw so much hate at Hana Kimura that it came to this. It shouldn’t be this way and Alexa Bliss agrees.