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WWE Hall of Famer turned conservative politician Kane has defended America’s gun laws in the wake of debate sweeping through the United States.
Remember Kane? The scary-ass fire controlling superstar who was horrifying with or without a mask on.
Well, his real name is Glenn Jacobs and he is now the mayor of Knox County in Tennesse.
Yes, what a weird world we live in.
There have been major calls for gun reform in the wake of the shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulaa where 35 victims were killed across three shootings.
In Uvalde, Texas, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos stormed Robb Elementary School and opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers on 24 May.
Every violent death is a tragedy. That said, the mainstream media would have you believe that America is the land of gun violence and mass shootings when, in fact, as @HannahDCox points out, our per capita rates of gun deaths are actually much lower than many other countries. https://t.co/Y5x94huJfR— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) June 7, 2022
Kane had his say on gun violence and ongoing debate, and let’s just say his response was rather disappointing.
Jacobs responded to a tweet from Hannah Cox who defended the deaths from mass shootings in the United States compared to other countries.
He said: “Every violent death is a tragedy. That said, the mainstream media would have you believe that America is the land of gun violence and mass shootings when, in fact, as Hannah Cox points out, our per capita rates of gun deaths are actually much lower than many other countries.”
The former WWE Champion’s tone-deaf response was called out by some of his fellow wrestlers and even close friends.
Breaks my heart reading this shit from you. Wtf man?! https://t.co/Az5T4Y9EMy— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) June 8, 2022
Sean Waltman, formerly known as X-Pac, who was a tag team champion with Kane quote tweeted Jacob’s response, saying: “Breaks my heart reading this shit from you. Wtf man?!”
Meanwhile, fellow Attitude Era superstar Lance Storm also called out the inconsiderate tweet.
Storm tweeted: “So you’re saying all of these deaths, including the 19 kids in Uvalde are at an acceptable rate or tragedy, and nothing needs to be done?
So you’re saying all of these deaths, including the 19 kids in Uvalde are at an acceptable rate or tragedy, and nothing needs to be done? https://t.co/CfuarfrtW0— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) June 8, 2022
While a WWE parody account also chimed in on Jacob’s opinion.
WWE Creative Humor tweeted: “We miss when Glenn Jacobs stuck to electrocuting Shane McMahon’s testicles. That was easier to rationalise.”
Kane was elected as Republican Mayor of Knox County in 2018 but has continued to perform sporadically in the WWE.
His last match came in the 2021 Royal Rumble where he was eliminated in just under two minutes by Damian Priest.
Perhaps Kane should stick to choke-slamming people through tables and scaring the daylights out of children.
Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy. Abaca Press / Alamy.
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