Gail Kim on racism in WWE: “It was around me”

Apr 3, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

On the latest edition of Chasing Glory, Gail Kim discussed her experiences with racism in WWE

Highlights are below.

On her experience with racism in WWE:

“It was around me, just like, the conversations, I even had to have conversations with the office, like, I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do here because I do everything you guys ask me to do. I got to the point where I’m like, am I too Asian? I was literally highlighting my hair near the end to become more white, I didn’t know what to do at that point, that’s why I left, because I know I had more to give to this business, and you hired me back for a reason. I did do something and you brought me back for a reason. It just felt really, I don’t know, suppressed, I felt very suppressed.”

On how they kept asking her to speak Korean:

“Well they kept on asking me, over and over, can you speak Korean? Can you speak Korean? I’m like, no, I can’t, and then they come back to me three months later, can you speak Korean? I’m like, no, I haven’t learned the language in three months. What are you saying? It was always like, beating around the bush.”

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