AEW News: Jim Ross gets flak for misgendering Sonny Kiss all through last week’s taping of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite.
Jim Ross was called out by fans on social media for referring to Wrestler Sonny Kiss on AEW’s Dynamite.
If Jim Ross could stop repeatedly misgendering Sonny Kiss, that would be great. #AEWDynamite
— Steve Shives (@steve_shives) May 28, 2020
It is disgusting that @AEWrestling, @TonyKhan, and @CodyRhodes would allow supposed face commentator @JRsBBQ to misgender @SonnyKissXO multiple times through the 05/27/20 broadcast of @AEWonTNT considering its employment of @NylaRoseBeast and its purported stance on inclusivity.
— Jameson (@rusidae) May 31, 2020
I have Sonny’s blessing
The Former WWE Commentator then took out time to let the fan know that he did in fact have Sonny’s blessings to call him by the said pronoun.
. @SonnyKissXO told me he identifies with both genders. I have sonny’s blessing. With all that’s going on in our world, this is far from “disgusting.” Lighten Up, Francis and have a great day” he wrote on his twitter.
.@SonnyKissXO told me he identifies with both genders. I have sonny’s blessing.
With all that’s going on in our world, this is far from “disgusting.”
Lighten Up, Francis and have a great day. https://t.co/bRBy3eDM3h
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) May 31, 2020
Sonny also also showed up in the comments section showing his support towards the noted veteran.
Love you, @JRsBBQ’ he wrote.
Now, back to what’s important —#BlackLivesMatter.
Love you, @JRsBBQ !💕💕💕😇
Now, back to what’s important —#BlackLivesMatter
— ☀️Sonny Kiss☀️ (@SonnyKissXO) May 31, 2020
Sonny Kiss has previously said that while he identifies as a male, he is not opposed to feminine pronouns so long as he was not viewed as gender neutral.
Controversial figure Jim Cornette however, landed in hot water last year after making homophobic comments about the gay All Elite Wrestling wrestler Sonny Kiss on the May 30 edition of his podcast.
“Then here comes Sonny Kiss who apparently got off his day job at the drag-show at the f**king Tropicana. They’re not explaining any of this… The transvestite or exotico as they would say at AAA,” said Cornette.
For the record, the exoticos of lucha libre are actually male wrestlers, usually gay, that wrestle in drag as a means of subverting long-held Latin ideals of machismo while elevating LGBTQ representation in the ring. Exotico is not one of the offensive terms Cornette used to describe the flamboyant athlete.
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