WWE Anti-Bullying Critic Issues Apology and Retraction

Nick Paglino

Lisa Wright, who is the program director of the non-profit organization Council For Unity, recently wrote a letter criticizing WWE for its involvement in the Be A STAR program, even though its TV programming features "fat jokes" which are directed at Vickie Guerrero, and for producing a product which culminates in violence. She then asked that Council For Unity be removed from the Be a STAR Alliance website as an affiliate.

Wright, however, has since issued a retraction to the letter, by issuing a statement to Diva-Dirt.com. Below is an excerpt, and you can read the statement in full by clicking on the above link:

"After careful consideration and research on my part, plus some intelligent feedback from some of the loyal fans of WWE, I realize that perhaps I reacted too harshly and without enough information. I have been reminded that the important issue is the prevention of bullying and the protection and support of those that have been victimized by it. Ultimately, my own actions, intended or no, have had a negative impact.

She continues, "I hereby offer an apology to the Be a STAR foundation and the WWE. I also wish to rescind my request that my organization be removed from the Be a STAR Alliance website. There are often many ways to reach a goal; the important thing is that we support each other on our journey."

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