After Eve Torres’ underlying scheme was reveled on Raw, John Cena proclaimed on the same show that he lost a “broski” for a “hoeski,” which has led to the WWE Diva being inundated with the derogatory name at live events and through social media outlets. Future Hall of Famer and Divas’ rights activist Mick Foley is not fond of this uncomplimentary storyline and is voicing his concern through Twitter.
Foley initially played up the storyline on the micro-blogging site by saying Ryder should give Eve another chance. A follower of Foley’s disagreed, writing, “Once a #Hoeski, always a #Hoeski.” He responded by saying both Ryder and Cena should apologize to Eve for calling her that name.
“Sorry, @LizBDecker, but @ZackRyder should take @EveMarieTorres back AND apologize for calling her that name. @JohnCena should apologize too,” Foley wrote. “It’s important to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. @ZackRyder should just say #noski when it comes to using the word #hoeski.”
Foley adds that WWE is sending a “mixed message” with the name-calling since it contradicts their anti-bullying campaign ‘be a STAR’ and Cena’s motto to “Rise Above Hate.”
“I wouldn’t be so uneasy with the name-calling if not for Be a Star and @JohnCena rising above hate. Mixed message,” he wrote in response to the following comment: “How does John Cena accusing Eve of being a skank and of being diseased fit with the Be a Star campaign?”
Foley continues, “I think @zackryder can come out of this looking good, but not if he gives into something as cheap and easy as name-calling.”
He was also asked whether the storyline is a product of lazy writing or indicative of a blatant sexism problem within WWE.
“I really love what WWE is doing with it’s anti-bullying campaign – but the ‘hoeski’ thing did strike me as the lazy way out,” Foley responded.
Quick Quip: I don’t how WWE can write a storyline to degrade a woman so blatantly by someone who’s own t-shirt features the “Be A Star” logo & a Diva who is prominently featured in all of the “Be A Star” promos. Just mind-numbing.
Tags: Be A Star, Eve Torres, john cena, Mick Foley, WWE, zack ryder