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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Dating back to 2011, WWE has been promoting the anti-bullying campaign ‘Be a STAR,’ with 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 criticism as many of the on-air scenes and WWE storylines tend to counter the goals of the campaign, such as ’s bullying persona and numerous instances of being ridiculed. addressed criticism of the campaign in a Twitter message on Wednesday.

When a fan asked Stephanie, “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.”

One Response to Stephanie McMahon Responds to ‘Be a STAR’ Criticism:

  1. Mountainman

    Date: Aug 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Maybe WWE should put a disclaimer on the screen… i.e. This is not an actual person but a jerk trying to be humorous.

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