AEW's Hikaru Shida Responds To Racially Insensitive Commentary
She issued a short statement on her Twitter
Hikaru Shida has taken to social media to comment on the actions of the now former AEW Spanish commentator Willie Urbina, who was heard to perform a racially insensitive imitation of her last week.
A clip was shared on social media of Urbina doing an impersonation of Shida during last week's AEW Dynamite, when the promotion was celebrating her year-long reign as AEW Women's champion, during which he mocked her accent.
Urbina was released by AEW the day following last week's Dynamite and AEW CEO Tony Khan revealed following Double Or Nothing that he had personally apologised to Shida for the incident.
The former AEW Women's champion has now issued her own response to Urbina's actions, saying she didn't wish to respond before Sunday's match with Britt Baker.
She wrote: "I didn’t wanna talk about this before my big day, so let me tell you now. I don’t give a s** what other people say about my race because I love it and I proud of it, and because I know which is fool. I don’t even feel anger. So don’t need to worry about me. Thank you."