Fans using Twitter recently uncovered some old tweets from WWE Superstars Tye Dillinger and Cedric Alexander which featured offensive jokes about rape.
In 2011, Tye Dillinger posted the following on Twitter: “Its not rape if they’re sleeping.”
Cedric Alexander also posted a tweet in February of 2012 saying, “Its not rape if you yell SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!”
He later posted a tweet where he tagged @JennieBlouin then followed up with, “1st of all I yelled ‘SURPRISE’ so it wasnt rape. 2nd you sqweeled like a piggy and smiled so you love it.”
Tye Dillinger issued a statement today saying that he’s “beyond ashamed” and he also apologized to anyone he offended.
I have no excuse for my old tweets. I was a different person six years ago, and I’m beyond ashamed at what I considered “humor” . I’m so damn embarrassed and I’m truly sorry to anyone I’ve offended.
— TEN! TEN! TEN! (@WWEDillinger) August 1, 2018
Cedric Alexander also issued the following statement apologizing for his actions:
Six years ago I found "humor" in bad jokes. At the time it was a harmless joke between friends. In those 6 years I've become a father, husband & grown into a much different man. I have offended and hurt many with my past and for that I am deeply sorry & apologize for my actions
— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) August 1, 2018