Gail Kim Talks Past “WWE Is Racist” Comments, How She Feels Today About Her WWE Experience

Gail Kim, as well as Lita and Christy Hemme, joined Lilian Garcia on her "Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia" podcast where Kim spoke about WWE among many other topics. Fightful was sent the following highlights which can be seen below. The full podcast can be seen in the video at the top of the page.

Credit to "Chasing Glory With Lilian Garcia" for the transcription:

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Gail talks about a past comment re: WWE is racist:

Gail Kim: "I said they're racist and then I made... I was clear on my statement. Then this writer or was really a fan, just writing his opinion about it. He's like, 'Gail Kim backtracked on her statement.' But I was being more... clarifying it. So, I got upset that he said I backtracked and I wrote, 'wrong.' That's all I said, 'wrong' and all the fans who read it completely backed me. And that's why they pulled down the article. It wasn't because... 'cause they actually said they didn't want to pull it down. They're like, 'We would be happy for you to write a piece to oppose it.' I'm like, I'm not writing a piece for you to help your website. Basically, the fans read everything, and they backed me and that's why they took it down…"

Gail expands:

Gail Kim: "I don't understand what I'm supposed to do here because I do everything you guys ask me to do. And I'm like, I got to the point where I'm like, am I too Asian? I was literally highlighting my hair near the end to become more white. I didn't know what to do at that point. That's why I left. Because I'm like, I know I have more to give to this business and you hired me back for a reason. I did do something, and you brought me back for a reason. So, I just felt really, I don't know, suppressed. I felt very suppressed."

How Gail feels today about her experience with WWE:

Gail Kim: "Honestly, now in hindsight, of course I tried to look at the positives. I always tell everyone like, cause the fans will always be like, Oh my God, I hate the way that they used you. I hear that all the time and my answer to them all the time as well, if they didn't do that, I would never have had the career I had at TNA Impact and I would never have had done all those things and I'm so satisfied with my career and that's because of the road I've taken. And what's happened. I am very vocal about things that I truly believe in but I would never do anything... Like I love. That's my passion, my love. I've been part of this business for close to 20 years."

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