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WWE News: Samoa Joe opens up on the racism and hate he faces on social media

Well, this is indeed a serious issue.

SENIOR ANALYST
News 23 Apr 2018, 03:40 IST
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Samoa Joe fires back at his online haters
Samoa Joe fires back at his online haters

What’s the story?

Samoa Joe has taken to social media so as to open up on the racism and hate he receives on social media.

Joe spoke about people directing the aforementioned negativity towards him on a daily basis, while also clarifying that it doesn’t faze him.

In case you didn’t know…

The Samoan Submission Machine is presently regarded as one of the WWE’s top Superstars today.

Joe—who is of Samoan heritage—has often reiterated the pride he takes in his culture; and continues to represent his Samoan values in the world of professional wrestling and martial arts.

The heart of the matter

Pointing out that he wakes up every morning to his social media being rife with hate & racism among other things, Joe asserted that he can’t fathom how the people directing negativity towards him would explain those statements to people in their lives who actually care. Here’s what Joe’s tweet read—

“Every morning I wake up with my social media rife with hate, racism, etc. I can only shake my head when I realize at some point your going to have to explain those statements to people in your life that actually care.”

Furthermore, Joe reiterated that the social media negativity doesn’t faze him, however, the online hate does amaze him—

“I think some of y’all think the last statement was to express “frustration” from me, it’s quite the opposite . Im good, I’m just amazed at how many of you self sabotage on social media. If anything it makes for great entertainment in ignorance”

What’s next?

The WWE Intercontinental Championship will be soon defended in a Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match featuring reigning titleholder Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz and Joe.

The aforementioned matchup is set to take place at the WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble PPV which airs from the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27th.

Author’s take

Joe is spot-on with his analysis of the seemingly never-ending hate propagated by a few negative people on social media.

As users of the internet and social media platforms, one ought to display a sense of common decency while expressing one’s views online.

Kudos to Samoa Joe for speaking out against the hateful people who seem to be directing negativity towards him online. 

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