Austin Aries appears to be in hot water once again on social media. On Friday night he took to Twitter to rip on Johnny Impact for “Short Shaming.”
It started with this tweet from Impact promoting his match with Aries at Bound For Glory that included a photo of Impact standing in the ring and looking down at his opponent.
— John Morrison (@TheRealMorrison) October 5, 2018
Aries responded by making reference to Impact having a “gay look” and calling his wife Taya Valkyrie a “husky wife.”
Ahh, the form of discrimination that’s still super cool: Short Shaming.
If I joked race, retards, your gay look…if I fat shamed your husky wife, INSTANT OUTRAGE!!
But you can predictably cut on me over my height, genetics I don’t control, and it’s just FUNNY! #BoundForGlory https://t.co/A24QSngT0H
— Austin Aries (@AustinAries) October 6, 2018
Valkyrie responded with this tweet:
I would rather be “husky” than a little bitch. Your tweet speaks volumes about your character and who you really are. Glad the world is seeing the real you “Austin” https://t.co/qbyOnpQjNJ
— Lucha Royalty (@TheTayaValkyrie) October 6, 2018
Impact responded with this tweet:
I don’t know what’s more inappropriate, your homophobic shot at my tights or you fat shaming a woman who trains everyday like an athlete. But I know what pisses me off. You insulting my wife. Congrats bro, you took my mind off the title. All I want to do now is fuck you up https://t.co/2rHDRA5Gj1
— John Morrison (@TheRealMorrison) October 6, 2018
Fans are coming down on Aries for his “retard” remark and using homophobia to put over their feud.
Aries is no stranger to controversy on social media. In August, he got into a Twitter spat with No Way Jose and his ex-girlfriend Zelina Vega did not have nice things to say about him.