Scorpio Sky addressed his homophobic tweets from nearly a decade ago.
Back in 2011, Sky posted questionable tweets that he later deemed in a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet as ignorant, inappropriate and homophobic. The AEW World Tag Team champion admitted that those tweets came from a very low point in his career and said he absolutely regrets it. Sky then said he has learned from the experience, saying that there is language that is utterly unacceptable, not just out in the open, but behind closed doors.
“I had some bad decisions that I made where I said some things on Twitter that I shouldn’t have said that were very, very inappropriate and ignorant, actually, and it came off as homophobic. That’s a very down point of my career, something I look back on with a lot of regret. At the same time though, I learned a lot from it and I definitely can look back, here we are, this is almost going on ten years later. I’ve learned a lot from it and I’m definitely a different person now than I was then, and I learned that there is certain language that is completely unacceptable not only in the public eye, but in your personal life as well. So, it is a situation that I’m very embarrassed about and I look back with a lot of regret but at the same time, I learned from it and became a better person and a more understanding person. If I can show that people can grow and become a better person [that's the lesson learned],” Sky said.
Sky would later say in the interview that he tried to reach out to both Sonny Kiss and Nyla Rose when people started tweeting at them about Sky's hurtful tweets. Sky said they were understanding and now the three of them are good friends.
OutSports reached out to multiple members of the AEW roster who are LGBTQ+ and got a response from Kiss who went out of his way to applaud Sky for addressing it and owning up to his mistakes.
“I absolutely love Scorpio Sky! We have all had times in our lives where we have said or did things that we regret or are not proud of. The fact that he is owning up to his wrongdoings and have addressed them publicly says a lot about the type of person he is. We live in a very unforgiving world, but I am a firm believer that everyone can change and do better. If they are willing to, let them. I will never continue to penalize a person who has expressed regret and has a desire to be better!”
The full interview with Chris Van Vliet can be seen in the video at the top of the page.