Independent wrestling Superstar AJ Gray is apologizing for past offensive tweets that have resurfaced.
AJ Gray, who recently made headlines for advocating for more diversity within AEW while speaking with Wrestling Inc., recently had some past tweets resurface where he met offensive jokes regarding rape, homophobia, and transphobia
AJ Gray is the biggest clown in wrestling. Give him that same energy you gave Sammy Guvarra pic.twitter.com/veB8J1JhPw— Sèctor Herreno (@SecBiTw) July 17, 2020
AJ was quick to respond and apologize for these tweets saying that he has since matured and understands the weight of his platform and the weight of making light of such sensitive matters.
I was 18.... I never thought my words would have consequences... I was watching Comedy Central and I thought this joke was funny.— Aj Gray (@RichHomieJuice) July 17, 2020
As a 25 almost 26 year old adult, I know this is genuinely fucked up. I regret saying this, and I apologize.... I’m a matured adult now.... https://t.co/liCwukYgbS
And I know as an ADULT that those comments were horrendously wrong. I don’t make the same comments now for that reason. I was a teenager, I lived my life and learned that shit is NOT right! https://t.co/6UrjCnUkKK— Aj Gray (@RichHomieJuice) July 17, 2020
In the wake of his apology, promotions such as Synergy Wrestling and Paradigm Pro Wrestling have released statements standing by AJ saying that they understand he made a mistake when he was younger but he has since shown growth and change.
AJ Gray worked for our company, owned and operated by an openly gay man, 6 days ago. He did so with class and integrity, and was a pleasure to have in our locker room.— Synergy Pro Wrestling (@synergywrestle) July 17, 2020
It was obvious that today, in 2020, AJ holds no ill will or bias towards the LGBTQAI+ community.
When he was a teenager, AJ Gray made some regrettable & offensive comments. We do not condone these remarks.— Paradigm Pro Wrestling (@ParadigmProWres) July 18, 2020
However, these comments do not represent AJ as an adult. AJ has performed on many PPW events, and been nothing but a professional & locker room leader.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/k0j44K41CG
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