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Lars Sullivan issues statement on recent controversy

Lars Sullivan

Lars Sullivan became subject to many reports when WWE pulled him from his expected debut before WrestleMania and canceled a rumored match against John Cena.

He found himself in news again recently though this time when some of his old offensive tweets and social media post resurfaced and fans started questioning WWE’s decision to employ such a person.

Now Lars has come forward and spoken about the situation. He released the following statement to WrestlingInc, saying that he apologizes to anyone he might have offended:

“There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended.”

It’s worth mentioning here that previous reports suggested that the company knew about Sullivan’s offensive comments before signing him and he had apologized to the officials for the same. So after this statement, it’s not very likely that they will take any action against him.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Particularly since Mars is a key sponsor for WM, of all things, it should see something done about Lars. The fact he wasn’t on Raw is kind of telling.

  • CC

    By all accounts Mars have now approached WWE after being made aware of this, saying that they expect action to be taken.
    If you remember, the reason WWE had to drop the whole Fabulous Moolah name on the womens battle royal due to Mars kicking up a stink as their brand Snickers was sponsoring the show.

    WWE might not listen to their fans and the media when it comes to stuff like this, but they sure do listen to sponsors who pay them lots of money.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I agree with you on this.

    These weren’t the idiotic words of a teenager who was trying to be edgy. They were the thoughts of a man who had calculated his thoughts on these topics.

  • CC

    I have read some of these comments he made and some of them were only 6 or 7 years ago, so he was a “grown man when he said them, not some kind of teenager. He meant every word he said, and no apology is going to hide the fact he is a racist and a bigot.

    I think Big E’s statement said it best “If true, he has to bear the albatross of being a bigot & working in a company that is now filled with minorities”