Rhea Ripley issues an apology.
Earlier tonight during a live stream, former NXT UK Women's Champion Rhea Ripley used a sexual slur while insulting a fan. The gimmick of the live stream is fans could tip $15 to be insulted in Spanish or Australian slang. Ripley insulted the tipper in Australian with a sexual slur. You can view the video of the incident by clicking here.
Shortly after the clip was posted online, Ripley issued an apology on her social media.
"Demi Bennett speaking here:
I know a lot of you are upset with me after tonight, but I just want to (publicly) say that I am sorry. My brain to mouth filter came down for a second and I forgot that some words are a big no no to a lot of people. I am a firm believer that everyone should be treated equally, whether that be race or sexual orientation. With that said, I just wanted to say how dearly sorry I am to everyone that was offended by my choice of words tonight."
---------- pic.twitter.com/A9eHvfjLZz— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) April 25, 2019
WWE has not commented on the incident nor taken action against Ripley.