Lars Sullivan: WWE Superstar issues statement regarding his controversial remarks in the past after it was dug up by a Reddit user recently.
Lars Sullivan, who goes by the moniker of ‘The Freak’ has been in the midst of a controversy that has taken the Wrestling community by storm. A Reddit user made a compilation of links and screenshots of Lars indulging in Racism and Sexism. He also made insulting comments on various Wrestling figures such as AJ Styles, Vince McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon and even his daughter Stephanie McMahon.
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WWE Superstar and New Day Member, Big E revealed that the Wrestlers in the company were aware of his statements. He also said that Lars would have to bear the albatross of being a bigot and working in a company with a lot of minorities.
Wrestling Inc has reported that a response to the controversy was issued to them by Lars Sullivan. This is what the burly superstar said:
“There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended.”
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It remains to be seen if the fans accept the apology. It will also be interesting to see what happens to his character on TV following this controversy. He has been pushed as a dominant monster heel since his debut. Will WWE continue with the push or will he be pushed to the side?
Lars is currently on the SmackDown Brand and is on the WWE tour of Europe. The tour kicked off on Thursday in Dublin, Ireland and will finish on Friday, May 17th in Berlin, Germany.