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Tessa Blanchard issues statement on racism allegations

Tessa Blanchard has issued a statement on Twitter on the racism allegations levied against her over the weekend.

For those of you who missed it, Blanchard was accused by Allysin Kay of spitting on independent wrestler The Black Rose (La Rosa Negra) and using a racial slur. Several wrestlers came out on Twitter to back up Allysin Kay’s account of what happened, including the person who was allegedly spat on, The Black Rose. You can click here to read everything that went down on Saturday on social media.

Blanchard’s statement:

“Over the last week I have been accused of calling a fellow wrestler a racial slur. To read this allegation has been personally upsetting. To be clear, I absolutely did not use that word. That word is not in my vocabulary. That word is not in my heart. Racism is not in my heart.

Yet I know many people have to deal with racism in a way I will never have to. Racism is an awful part of American history, and it is equally awful that it’s still part of our society today. While I did not do what was claimed, I stand ready to use my platform to support the fight against racism however I can.”


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