WWE have fined Lars Sullivan (real name Dylan Miley) $100,000 and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training following the spread of controversial posts made on Bodybuilding.com forums between 2007 and 2013.
Miley’s posts were of a consistently bigoted nature, and have now gone viral twice – although the more recent of the two seemed to have had a much wider spread, with several WWE Superstars acknowledging on social media that figures inside the company were aware.
Alfred Konuwa of Forbes.com published an email sent by WWE which states:
‘WWE supports a culture of inclusion regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we are committed to embracing all individuals as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
Dylan Miley (aka Lars Sullivan) will be fined $100,000 and required to complete sensitivity training for offensive commentary uncovered from his past. WWE will also facilitate meetings for Dylan with community organizations to foster further discussion around the power of social media and the impact of your words.’
Miley has recently appeared on the main roster in the weeks following WrestleMania 35, attacking Superstars on both Raw and SmackDown live. It seems as though he was undergoing something of a push, although it remains to be seen whether this is affected as part of WWE’s disciplinary action.