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post #71 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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If your day is ruined because some guy who'll you never meet said some bad stuff years ago on the internet, then that's your problem.
I don't know how people leave their own homes anymore, my goodness.
Are you a white straight man, by any chance? Do you have any sisters? A girlfriend? I suggest you talk to them about how often they feel disrespected or harassed.

Someone saying something racist can absolutely fucking ruin your day. Something sexist can ruin your day. That you think this shit doesn't bother people is how good most people are at taking a big steaming pile of shit and carrying on. It doesn't mean they don't think cunts like Lars aren't a fucking problem or it makes them feel great.

God forbid you ever know anyone with mental illness who gets told "kill yourself." God forbid you actually live in a real world where you're reminded that pieces of shit get rewarded with fat contracts.

And guess what? People who put up with that shit do go out and live their lives. They have for fucking ever. Just because they're letting people like you know "that shit's fucked" now, doesn't mean they live in fucking bubble-wrap. You literally can't get away with that in the world. It's folks like you that can't take the backlash with the thin skin. Wise up.

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I think this fined is just a way for WWE to make an action against Lars so they can just move on without them being judged.
Bingo. It's a token move designed so they can keep pushing him.

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How do you fine a guy for comments he made pre-WWE?

They should have fired him, but this is the company that takes money from killers, so I don't even care anymore. Fuck off WWE.
You fine a guy that made comments pre-WWE as a fake gesture because you like the guy and want to continue focusing on him. You dock him a bit of pay he probably wasn't expecting anyway and try and con viewers and sponsors into thinking you took a hard stance.

The company does take money from killers, but this is literally a "PR" tactic the Saudi family has used in the past. A few years ago one of the princes got into some shit so they "fined" him what seemed like a large amount of money, but was actually a drop in the bucket of the Saudi riches. It was a way to appear "progressive" while not doing a damn thing. That is literally what WWE is doing here.
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So stupid. Let's give a man a huge fine to pay for something he said many years ago when he was a 19 year old kid, on a body building forum that's full of arrogant and cocky people as well as individuals like Lars that was trolling others.

The world nowadays is so full of snow flakes I swear. God forbid we couldn't just pardon him for being young and naive. We should fine and hate on every wrestler that has failed a wellness policy, because drugs are bad for you and people that do drugs are piece of shit human beings that cannot be forgiven.

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Sensitivity training? Who will oversee it, Dr. Shelby?







Personally, I feel indifference toward him since I was never a fan of Sullivan to begin with. He is generic. Eventually, WWE fans will forget about him like Heidenreich, Vladimir Kozlov or Ezekiel Jackson.

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It's doubtful this combination of punishment and rehabilitation will be satisfactory to all of those hurt by Sullivan's comments. It does seem to be a step in the right direction regarding WWE's handling of these types of matters, as things like sensitivity training and community engagement were what many called for prior to Hulk Hogan's reinstatement after being fired for past racist statements. At the same time, however, punishing someone for something that happened before he was in a business relationship with WWE presents a strange new gray area for how the company treats its independent contractors.

Sullivan was in the midst of a main roster push when the controversy resurfaced last week. How this affects WWE's plans for him, and how crowds will react to him, will be worth watching going forward.
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I apologise if anyone has already said this, and I still think too many on here were too joyful in mocking Lars mental issues when he was meant to debut on the main roster before but; do we know if that spell where he was suffering those mental issues weren’t his punishment for the comments and this fine is just the public acknowledgment to show they’re not brushing it under the carpet. Again not to knock mental issues as I think that’s wrong, but the cynic could easily raise that maybe his spell off TV and lose of a Mania payday was his punishment then, maybe?

The rest of the roster must be worried about things they have posted in the past, not to defend anything that Lars said or to imply even a minuscule of the roster would post anything like that. I mean didn’t Dillinger have something crop up before he left (not that that was the reason obviously). Just sets a precedent as it has in all media forms that everyone is going to get their accounts deep dived for anything. Which makes it interesting Ryback is whinging about the WWE wanting his social media accounts; surely if you’re on the roster you’d hand yours over so you can’t get caught up in a mess like this?
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So stupid. Let's give a man a huge fine to pay for something he said many years ago when he was a 19 year old kid, on a body building forum that's full of arrogant and cocky people as well as individuals like Lars that was trolling others.

The world nowadays is so full of snow flakes I swear. God forbid we couldn't just pardon him for being young and naive. We should fine and hate on every wrestler that has failed a wellness policy, because drugs are bad for you and people that do drugs are piece of shit human beings that cannot be forgiven.
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Are you a white straight man, by any chance? Do you have any sisters? A girlfriend? I suggest you talk to them about how often they feel disrespected or harassed.

Someone saying something racist can absolutely fucking ruin your day. Something sexist can ruin your day. That you think this shit doesn't bother people is how good most people are at taking a big steaming pile of shit and carrying on. It doesn't mean they don't think cunts like Lars aren't a fucking problem or it makes them feel great.

God forbid you ever know anyone with mental illness who gets told "kill yourself." God forbid you actually live in a real world where you're reminded that pieces of shit get rewarded with fat contracts.

And guess what? People who put up with that shit do go out and live their lives. They have for fucking ever. Just because they're letting people like you know "that shit's fucked" now, doesn't mean they live in fucking bubble-wrap. You literally can't get away with that in the world. It's folks like you that can't take the backlash with the thin skin. Wise up.
Motherfucker, you presume to know who I am? 'Folks like me'? You don't know a damn thing about me. You want to talk about mental illness and suicide? I could write you a book on the sort of shit I've said, done and tried to do. You know what didn't contribute to any of that? Some cunt saying mean things on a message board because believe me, there are far more things that can actually ruin your day, week, month, life, whatever. I've lived through enough of it and you sneering at me for being a straight white guy doesn't make any of it less valid.

You know, I take what I said back. I guess people can be rattled by what someone says online - although in this case, it's thanks to shitheads like you getting up on your high horse and feeling offended on the behalf of whoever while looking down your nose at the people saying that they should suck it up and get on with their lives, as if I or any of us haven't had to do that exact same thing just to make it to the next day.

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All he got was a 100 thousand fine.
You know that is a lot of money right? Especially for something he wrote YEARS ago.
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This is stupid. Who does the WWE think they are to fine someone for something he didn't do while employed with them ? That doesn't make any sense.

Fire him ? Depush him ? Give him some sort of internal punishment ? Workers getting their wish to not work with him ? I would get it but the WWE just taking money for something that wasn't done to them like they are the police or whatever ain't feeling good to me

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WWE seem scared to fire anyone (or release anyone) because of AEW.
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