Nikki Bella apologizes for older comments on Chyna

Jun 28, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella took to Twitter today to apologize for 2013 comments she made about WWE Hall of Famer Chyna, who passed away in April 2016.

Nikki and sister Brie Bella appeared on the July 26, 2013 edition of “Fashion Police” on E!, with Joan Rivers, who passed away in 2014. The clip features Nikki commenting on a photo of Chyna, saying how “we don’t know if it’s a man or a woman,” before Rivers joked that Chyna’s “vagina has a penis.”

That 2013 video went viral this weekend, which led to the Twitter Mob coming for Nikki.

The official Chyna Twitter account, ran by those close to the former WWE Women’s Champion, issued a statement on the video on Sunday, which has since been deleted. They tagged The Bella Twins in that statement and while the original post was deleted, and a second post was deleted, their replies to supportive fans are still live as of this writing. One fan asked why they tagged The Bella Twins in the now-deleted post.

“So all the people that follow them can see what we have said,” the account manager wrote back.

The second now-deleted statement reads like this: “That video from the @BellaTwins is disrespectful. Chyna would of been hurt by this. But we will just show love. I removed the previous tweet as they don’t need to receive so much hate. I just hope they are sorry. We will run this page and campaign with light not hate”

Nikki tweeted an apology this morning, noting that she is sorry and embarrassed by her “29 year old self,” and wishes she can take the comments back.

“I want to sincerely apologize for a comment I made over 8 years ago on Fashion Police,” Nikki wrote. “I am sorry and embarrassed by my 29 year old self, who offended Chyna and in turn, hurt her family and others. I wish I could take it back. Please learn from me, it’s not worth hurting someone’s feelings for a meaningless laugh. Chyna will always be remembered as an icon and pioneer who helped create the opportunities for women in wrestling that exist today. Thank you Chyna!”

Nikki’s statement was re-tweeted by the Chyna account shortly after she posted it.

You can see several related tweets below, including the video from 2013:

5 Responses

  1. MRK says:

    This is the worst thing about cancel culture, people say stupid stuff at a young age & then get called out on it years later. People do change at they mature. The Bella’s said something stupid, but it was 8 years ago & they apologized

  2. Bobby says:

    Chyna was a junkie piece of garbage that lied and crapped on any and everyone that made her. She wouldn’t have made it on her own without the WWF signing her. Also, the only reason her family and Twitter manager care now is because they care about the check that comes with using joanies name and likeness, hopefully she’s burning in hell.

  3. RomanReignshadcancer2getover says:

    She is sorry she got caught. Big difference between being sorry when it happened and now when PC police came to light of this. However they don’t deserve to be cancelled for what they said and even the excuse of 8 years ago, they were 29, not 9 years old. This entire thing is stupid.

  4. Stonz says:

    People need to quit being so effin’ sensitive about every little comment someone makes nowadays. If you can’t handle it, then move on. Enough with the complaining about every little thing. It’s the same with comedians nowadays, when back in the day their routines could make fun of all kinds of stuff: religions, sexualities, race, etc. It’s freakin’ COMEDY people! Nowadays comedians are pretty much scared to talk about anything, because people will get their panties in a wad about it and try and get said comedian “cancelled” – which is moronic, by the way. It’s comical and sad, all at the same time.

  5. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    @Bobby, Now that you’ve successfully trolled this page, you can go back to lusting over the cast of what ever show on TeenNick that you binge watch and let the normal adults talk.

    Yeah, Chyna wasn’t perfect, but at least she never murdered anyone (Jimmy Snuka), was a serial spouse beater (Dynamite Kid) or committed a murder/suicide (Chris Beniot, Rockin’ Rebel) or turned a blind eye to underage boys being molested (Vince McMahon)

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