The pro wrestling world has undergone a lot of changes and due to that, a lot of things that used to be the norm in the past are no longer acceptable. This includes using offensive words of any kind. GCW recently had to release a statement over this very issue.
GCW recently had an incident where one of their talent used a homophobic slur during a show. The incident took place during the November 20 GCW Aura show. Chris Hamrick used a homophobic slur during a promo segment.
Unsurprisingly, there was a lot of backlash afterwards. GCW took to Twitter to address the incident and issued a statement, noting that Chris Hamrick’s pay will be donated to an LGBTQ+ advocacy group.
During tonite’s event, Chris Hamrick used language in an unscripted promo that was inconsistent with our values & offensive to many in our audience. We apologize to those affected.
We are donating Chris’s pay, and matching it with an equal donation of our own to Youth Pride RI
The promotion shared a screenshot confirming their $500 dollar donation to the Youth Pride Rhode Island group. Hamrick also apologized for the slur on Twitter.
“I want to apologize to everyone for the language I used at the GCW show tonite. For years I used this language in character and it became a habit.
“Regardless, there is no excuse because I know these words are offensive and I should know better. Sorry to anyone I offended #GCWAura”
Chris Hamrick is best known for his run with ECW. We certainly hope such an incident ever again. If anything, GCW certainly learned a valuable lesson.
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