Gail Kim: “I truly believe that, in [Vince’s] mind, he doesn’t think that someone of color could be his face of the company”
Gail Kim On Vince McMahon: ‘I Truly Believe That He Doesn’t Think That Someone Of Color Could Be His Face Of The Company
In a recent interview with DS Shin of Ring The Belle, former WWE superstar Gail Kim discussed racism in WWE and several of the top moments in her career. Near the end of the interview, Kim gave her thoughts on the glass ceiling she feels people of color face in the WWE.
“I truly believe that, in [Vince McMahon’s] mind, he doesn’t think that someone of color could be his face of the company,” said Kim. Kim disagreed with that thought process; “if you can connect to the audience in some way, you can be at the top.
Kim also said she worries about people of color who get hired by WWE. “When I see talented people [like Asuka and Kairi Sane] get hired, I do worry for them because I just know what kind of talent they have,” said Kim. “And I’m worried about the stereotypes in this business. In a lot of cases, a lot of the ethnic minorities [get] grouped together because [the WWE] doesn’t know what else to do.”