Chyna's Family Reacts to Nikki Bella's Apology for Calling the WWE Hall of Famer a 'Man'
The family of former WWE wrestler Joanie "Chyna" Laurer reacted to Nikki Bella's apology after a previous comment on the Hall of Famer.
Instead of getting mad, Chyna's family took to Twitter to defend Nikki Bella for what she previously said during her 2013 interview on "Fashion Police" with her twin, Brie Bella.
During the "Fashion Police" show then hosted by comedy legend Joan Rivers, Nikki Bella and her twin sister were asked to comment on Chyna's looks, New York Post reported.
Both twins answered that they could not figure out if Chyna was a "man or a woman." Joan Rivers added at the time that she "totally" agreed, and "her vagina has a penis." Rivers died in 2014 at age 81.
But Chyna's family defended Nikki Bella and even urged the public to stop attacking the WWE star.
"Nikki has apologized on her page and in private. It was sincere. Please stop attacking her," the official Twitter account of Chyna said.
The tweet noted that Nikki Bella's apology has been passed on to the WWE Hall of Famer's family. It also emphasized that there was "no hate or ill will."
"Please build each other up not tear down. Chyna believed in forgiveness," it added.
Nikki has apologised on her page and in private. It was sincere. Please stop attacking her. Her apology has been passed on to the family also. She has grown as a person. There is no hate or Ill will. Please build each other up not tear down. Chyna believed in forgiveness 🙏💜 https://t.co/TqKh2Vj3N6— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) June 28, 2021
WWE Star Nikki Bella Apologizes for Calling Chyna 'a Man'
Nikka Bella said she's "sorry and embarrassed" for implying wrestling legend Chyna looked like a "man" in a resurfaced video of the said interview that recently went viral. Bella took to Twitter to apologize to the WWE Hall of Famer.
"I am sorry and embarrassed by my 29-year-old self, who offended Chyna and in turn, hurt her family and others," said Bella.
The WWE star further noted that she wished she could take back what she said during that time. Nikki Bella also urged her 3.5 million followers to learn from her experience. She said, "it's not worth hurting someone's feelings for a meaningless laugh."
Bella ended her apology by paying homage to Chyna, describing the WWE Hall of Famer as "an icon and pioneer" who paved the way for opening opportunities for women when it comes to wrestling, which exists today.
Nikki Bella's Apology Did Not Sit Well With Many Fans
Despite her apology and Chyna's family accepting it, some users online seemed not convinced with what she said. One Twitter user said that Bella was only saying sorry because the video resurfaced.
The only reason you’re apologising and praising Chyna is cause the video resurfaced. Chyna did more for this business than you ever did.— Chris Manley (@ChrisManley1994) June 28, 2021
Another user called the Bella twins bullies, arguing that they attacked Chyna when the Hall of Famer was at her lowest.
They are only sorry that the video surfaced. Truth is is that these two are no better than bullies in fact actual bullies themselves. They bullied Chyna when she was at her lowest. So much for the @WWE Be A Star campaign when they have the likes of Bella’s & JBL employed SMH!— 💖𝓒𝓱𝓮𝓮𝓻𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓪💖 (@PrincessLisaNY) June 28, 2021
Meanwhile, some users praised the WWE star for what she did. One user expressed support, saying that they forgive Nikki Bella.
Another user said that no one is perfect, describing the WWE star as an amazing mother.
Chyna was known to be the pioneer of women's wrestling. She was the first woman to win WWE's Intercontinental championship. Chyna was also one of the famous stars during the WWF's Attitude Era.
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