After including an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp in a promo for its biggest event, WrestleMania, World Wrestling Entertainment apologized on Friday.
Prior to the 39th annual WrestleMania, the largest wrestling event of the year, WWE hyped the father-son encounter between Dominik Mysterio and his father, Rey Mysterio. Last weekend, “WrestleMania Goes Hollywood” took place at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium.
WWE aired staged footage of Dominik Mysterio getting detained in December after pushing his father, Rey, prior to a highly anticipated father-son showdown last week.
“We had no knowledge of what was depicted. As soon as we learned, it was removed immediately. We apologize for this error,” the WWE said in a statement.
The background story of Dominik is told in the original promotional video through a series of clips, highlighting the long-standing hostility between 메이저토토사이트 the young wrestler and his father. Dominik’s detention is related to the conflict in some way.
At one point he says, “You think this is a game to me. I served hard time, and I survived. Prison changes a man,” Following then, the film switched to a picture of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where more than a million people killed during the Holocaust.
According to reports, one of those photos showed Auschwitz, the biggest Nazi concentration camp that was active during World War II. According to the website for the Auschwitz Memorial, during the course of five years, an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered there, the majority of them Jews. The Holocaust resulted in the death of at least 6 million Jews overall.
Nearly a week after the uproar started, the corporation has responded to the contentious promo. Many fans were outraged after a tweet of the image went viral during the program.
“The fact that Auschwitz image was used to promote a WWE match is hard to call ‘an editing mistake,’” the tweet stated. “Exploiting the site that became a symbol of enormous human tragedy is shameless and insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.”
WWE addressed the controversy in a statement on Friday after initially remaining silent, claiming the image was quickly taken down as it was found and issuing an apology for the inappropriate oversight.
On subsequent airings and repeats, WWE substituted stock video of barbed wire over the picture of Auschwitz.
His son lost the bout to Rey Mysterio, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last week. Attracted 161,892 spectators, WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium broke both nights’ single-day attendance records. It was also the most watched 토토 event on Peacock since the Super Bowl the previous year. Additionally, the two-night event took place just before the McMahon family and the organization that oversees Ultimate Fighting Championship agreed to unite.