AJ Styles gives his thoughts on the PC culture.
Appearing on conservative talk show Louder With Crowder with host Steven Crowder, Styles discussed "toxic masculinity" in relation to a new Gillette commercial that has caused an uproar. You can view the commercial here. Crowder commented that the "social justice left" has not gotten a foothold in wrestling and that the sport is "immune" to it.
Styles replied, "I don't know if that's true. There are some things that we cannot and will not say on the microphone. You don't want them to come after you. Like Twitter, I stay on it...not as much as I want. I just don't enjoy it like I used to because you have to watch out with everything you say. I don't want to deal with that."
Styles continued, "It's not a lot of those kind of people watching our show. You've got guys and girls fighting in a ring. Usually, maybe the PC culture, they're probably not watching as much. We got one guy who is in charge of everything. That helps with a lot of things. If there's a problem it's 'yes or no' and it's done by one guy. It's easy to handle. I think he's aware of the PC culture, but we stay in the middle. We don't go too far left or right. We're an entertainment show and we want to get fans. All fans. Not just one type of group. We want everyone to watch and enjoy."
The commercial did not go unaddressed as Styles gave his personal thoughts, saying the commercial made him angry as he wasn't sure who they were talking to. Styles said that he feels as if it's his job to protect and take care of the women in his life. He also believes that instead of telling people to not bully others, we should start standing up to bullies.
You can view the full interview with Styles here.