More SJW cancel culture crap
In regards to Stu, most people said he never intended to harm, times have clearly changed, trainers' methods have changed, and so has the shoot-style and stretching style, he was originally trained by someone at the YMCA when he was a kid and that's what he was taught, that's how some in the military trained wrestlers as well back then....but sure, don't blame the Y, don't blame the military.....blame him?. I am not sure if Stu was ever a talent employee of WWE nor have I ever seen them parade him around frequently, so I don't see how you can possibly compare Stu to Moolah, like how the hell are the two even linked when they aren't even correlated?Quote from Bret's book: "Stu had a temper so fierce that some would consider his corporal punishment child abuse. Too many times I limped around bruised and battered, my eyeballs red and ruptured because of his discipline. On more than a few occasions I thought I was going to die before he was done with me. Often, as I was on the verge of blacking out from some choke hold of Stu’s, he’d huff, “You’ve breathed your last breath.”"
After watching Bret's autobiography I still struggle to understand why Stu is propped up and we don't seriously talk about how sick and twisted the guy was. Is this only because his kids ended up being great wrestlers? If I was to do that to my kid, I would be locked up and deservedly so, but because it is under this weird wrestling umbrella we kind of just accept it. People have been erased from history for much less. Hell, they refuse to acknowledge Fabulous Moolah because of her history of bullying but they have no issue talking about a guy who beat the crap out of his children.
In a way, you do.I don't really subscribe to this "Well, it was different back then" bullshit. It's used too often, and it's always crap.
This is the biggest takeaway. You have to acknowledge they were "different" times - social norms were different (to be clear, not saying 'good') - AND by modern standards, unacceptable. Even at the time(s), there were objections from pockets of society.Yeah, we can't go around "cancelling" everyone, but what we can do is acknowledge that is was ABSOLUTELY wrong and totally abhorrent for Stu to treat his kids this way, and we can make sure that people these days know that it was wrong.
Back thenIt was "different" back when rock stars fucked underage fans.
Couldn't walk is the extreme, and should be condemned. But the modern standard of a not being socially acceptable to smack a kid is a bit far. Never did sooo many people any harm, when not taken to the extreme. With so many little brats around these days, majority could do with a good smack from time to time.And it was "different" when men used to "discipline" their children by beating them until they couldn't walk.