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Stephanie McMahon Responds To ‘Be a STAR’ Criticism, Watch This Week’s NXT, Kaitlyn

– Since 2011, WWE has been heavily promoting the anti-bullying campaign ‘Be a STAR,’ which carries a mission to “ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness.” The program, however, has drawn great criticism as many of the sports-entertainment organization’s on-air scenes and storylines tend to counter the goals of the campaign, such as Ryback’s bullying persona and numerous instances of Jim Ross being ridiculed. Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative, addressed criticism of the campaign in a Twitter message on Wednesday.

A fan asked McMahon, “What do u say to those fans who say @WWE is going against their own Anti-Bullying campaign w/ showing HHH & Ryback bullying?” In response, she said the bullying that occurs on WWE programming should be strictly viewed as entertainment.

“No diff than bullying in a movie,” wrote McMahon. “WWE is Entertainment @beaSTARalliance is real.”

– This week’s episode of WWE NXT is now available on Hulu.com. Four matches take place on the show, including Adrian Neville vs. Conor O’Brian, Enzo Amore vs. Scott Dawson, Emma vs. Summer Rae, and CJ Parker vs. Tyler Breeze.

– The official Tumblr account of WWE reveals five things you didn’t know about Kaitlyn.

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  • Devon

    I love Stephanie

  • Iowa_Contact

    Yeah, bullying is wonderful entertainment…

    • Ya Boy J Black

      Bullying IS good entertainment, along with sex and redemption. It is idiotic for people to complain that there is bullying on WWW tv.

      By showing a bully, then having a wrestler stand up for what’s right and defend himself is a good story. It gives parents a way to show kids exactly what NOT to do, and maybe if people would let a story develop you may see a bully get what they deserve

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