WWE on Monday got under some intense criticism by fans after one ‘Russian’ character made a comment that seemed to blame the USA for the MH17 disaster.
‘You blame Russia for these recent current events?’ asked Lana, the manager of ‘the Bulgarian Brute’ Rusev. ‘In fact, you Americans should be scolded for your war mongering in Afghanistan and Iraq.’
Now while Lana did not make any direct reference to the MH17 tragedy, many people assumed that the question was directly referring to the fact that the United States is blaming Russia for supplying the weapon that brought down the plane.
A rep for the WWE later clarified that the scripted skit was not about the MH17 disaster.
‘The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part of WWE programming for more than 3 months,’ the rep told TMZ on Tuesday. ‘WWE apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was offended.’
FYI: Lana’s real name is Catherine Joy Perry, an actress from Florida.