PinkNews.com recently published a piece highlighting criticism from the LGBT community regarding WWE’s decision to hold its Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.
In seven countries around the world, homosexuality is punishable by death, and Saudi Arabia is amongst the countries which has such a law. With WWE supporting the LGBT community via superstars such as Finn Balor, who will be donating proceeds of his new t-shirt to GLAAD, the decision to hold an event in Saudi Arabia has drawn the eyre of members of the LGBT community, with the WWE LGBT Twitter account polling fans on the event:
Let’s ask the question! Do you think it’s right for the WWE to hold the #GreatestRoyalRumble in Saudi Arabia considering their record on #LGBT+🏳️🌈 and women’s rights? Please RT. #WWELGBT
— WWE LGBT (@WWELGBT) April 24, 2018
The article also covered the related issues many WWE fans are having with Saudi Arabia’s restrictive laws when it comes to women.
WWE issued the following statement which has been included in the PinkNews report:
“WWE is committed to embracing individuals from all backgrounds while respecting local customs at our events around the world.
“Our partnership with the General Sports Authority enables us to be at the forefront of the changes that are taking place and those to come.”