As many will know, racial tension in the United States is going through a particularly disturbing time after a large group of white and neo-Nazi supremacists decided to march in Charlotesville, Virginia, to prevent the statue from being removed from a slaveowner. The terrible situation worsened when a group of people confronted the racist, leaving a fatal victim.
This, coupled with the government’s meager reaction and long-standing controversy over police abuses against minorities, has put US citizens on top of the situation. One of them was the Canadian Kevin Owens , who, as is unusual, broke his character to refer to the wave of racism that plagues the American country.
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) August 13, 2017
“Today I reached the million followers so I want to take this opportunity to say something. I’ve been pretty disconnected these days and I just found out last night about what happened in Virginia. I have to be honest, this time I’m almost speechless.
What happened is more than unpleasant and unhealthy. Racism and intolerance are wrong. There is no more to say.
I am sad and worried that my children are growing up in a world like this. All I can say is that my wife and I will do everything we can to make sure our children are part of the solution and not the problem. I really hope everyone else does the same.
Let’s try to make the world a better place. Let us love one another. Let’s not be a piece of shit with others.
Like his great friend and rival Sami Zayn, KO has never been silent on the big issues, which have reached new levels recently.
The conviction that, as a public figure, Kevin Owens makes to an ideology as despicable as it is dangerous to the future of the American nation, is certainly a cause for applause.