A new article published by The Huffington Post has criticized WWE’s new "Be a Star" anti-bullying campaign, using clips of WWE’s past such as Trish Stratus barking like a dog and homophobic remarks as examples of why the campaign is a "joke." Below is an excerpt from the article:
"CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk was clear in her support. "We’re proud to be an architect with WWE of "Be A STAR."
Ms. Bronk must be confused about WWE. According to Jackson Katz Ph.D, author of The Macho Paradox and creator of the video Tough Guise, "WWE is one of the most culturally destructive and blatantly misogynistic businesses in the history of popular entertainment."
When I asked Nora Howley, manager of NEA’s HIN programs why they decided to work with WWE, her response was, "WWE wrestling is silly, scripted matches. And there’s no body of evidence that proves wrestling causes violence."
Ms. Howley is right; you can’t prove wrestling causes violence. Unfortunately, that fact entirely misses the point (