Zachary Wentz, formerly known as WWE NXT star Nash Carter, as issued a statement in the aftermath of his release last month, which came after a controversial photograph of him resurfaced online.
WWE released Carter in April amid allegations of assault from his wife and the spread of an old picture in which he has a Hitler mustache and does the Nazi salute.
In a tweet on May 16, Wentz commented on the matter by apologizing and saying he takes responsibility for his actions. He noted that he believes his wife posted the picture online, and he has been spending time trying to educate himself about the Holocaust.
The tweet is as follows:
A statement by Zachary Green
No words can truly describe how ashamed and apologetic I am for my conduct in the photograph. There is no excuse for such behavior and I take full responsibility for my actions and ask for forgiveness. The picture was taken in 2015, a time where I I was uneducated on the topic and therefore didn’t understand how hurtful it was. In 2020 someone was trying to extort me by threatening to post it on social media. I sent it to my wife to discuss the situation. Apparently, she kept it and then decided in retaliation for the filing of the divorce to post it to social media. Regardless how the photograph came to light, there is still no excuse for my actions.
Over the past month, I have taken time to reflect on my conduct to which I express my utmost remorse and regret. I have spent time off social media to refresh and re-educate myself about the horrors of the Holocaust. I truly do hope that this situation will teach and bring awareness to the horrific tragedy that took place so that something like this will never happen again. I can assure you that this is not who I am or what I represent as a human behind, and I feel it is never too late to educate and better yourself.
If you are ever in the Orlando/Maitland area, take some time to visit the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida where you can learn about the history and depth of what took place. It was an incredibly eye-opening, and impactful experience that teaches the importance of history.
— Zachary Wentz (@ZacharyWentz) May 16, 2022