Monday, May 19, 2008

Warrior blames "misquotation" for past homophobic remarks

While appearing as a guest on a Dallas, Texas radio show with an openly gay host, the Ultimate Warrior claimed that past negative remarks concerning homosexuals were taken out of context.

"Queering don't make the world work" and other inflamatory remarks, including telling an Iranian college student to "get a towel," were made by the Warrior during an hour-long speech at the University of Conneticut in April of 2005. Previous Warrior-penned entries on the official Ultimate Warrior Web site have also expressed views against homosexuals. The Warrior is a proud Republican party member, and in an April 6, 2005 statement regarding the UCONN backlash stated that his comments were simply "politically incorrect" views that offended a minority of instigative, liberal students.

So to recap, the Warrior was misquoted in a speech that he gave, and in a message that he (or possibly one of his representatives) typed up for his fans to read on his official Web site. I believe the entire Warrior UCONN speech is still available on YouTube and other such sites. As previously reported on this blog, the Ultimate Warrior will soon be returning to the wrestling ring to face Orlando Jordan in Mexico, and has stated an interest in wrestling Vince McMahon at next year's WrestleMania pay-per-view.

1 comment:

libhom said...

Maybe the guy is realizing that his fan base was based on his looks, not his minimal wrestling ability.