WWE Issues Statement Defending the Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter Characters

Nick Paglino

Jack SwaggerIn light of recent criticism from media outlets such as FOX News and blog sites, WWE has issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter defending the Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter characters:

WWE has a long history of creating fictional characters that serve as either protagonists or antagonists, no different than other television shows or feature films. To create compelling and relevant content for our audience, it is important to incorporate current events into our storylines.

WWE is creating drama centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view to develop a rivalry between two characters. This storyline in no way represents WWE’s political point of view. One should not confuse WWE’s storytelling with what WWE stands for, similar to other entertainment companies such as Warner Bros., Universal Studios or Viacom.

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