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Lio Rush issues statement following AEW diversity backlash yesterday

After asking AEW President Tony Khan to apologize for his tweet, Lio Rush issued a statement following discussions he had with Khan and Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer Megha Parekh.

Rush said he does not consider this a diversity issue and made sure to point out that he never said that Tony is racist or AEW as a company is racist.

“We can all clearly see that wrestling as a whole and the AEW roster is perpetually diverse. The issue at hand was a racial insensitivity issue,” Rush wrote.

Rush said that after speaking to Tony and Megha, he is grateful to be able to understand more about their own ethnic backgrounds and glad that they are actively seeking input from an African American perspective.

“I am proud to work for a boss and company that try to make these strides in social equality. I look forward to working with Tony to keep making steps towards positive change,” Rush concluded.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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