Professional wrestler and actress CJ Perry, famously known as Lana during her past stint in WWE, has apologized for the comment she made to one self-described homeless person on Twitter.
I apologize if I seemed insensitive: CJ Perry
As per Wrestling Inc, it all started when a Twitter user named Adam took to the platform to make a gloomy expression, saying “Hard to keep going when you’re homeless. Everyone ignores you. Everything is a reminder of what you once had,” while replying to a now-deleted post from Perry.
Hard to keep going when you're homeless. Everyone ignores you. Everything is a reminder of what you once had.
— a𝔡𝔞𝔪 (@drsnakes13) August 14, 2022
The former WWE star, then responded by quoting Adam’s tweet that she has also experienced being homeless- not once but twice in her life.
“Let me clear something up about something going around about a tweet,” Perry wrote, “Most people don’t know that I was homeless 2 different times chasing big dreams. I have plenty of empathy for the homeless because I was homeless. But I was grateful because I had a phone to tweet from.”
The above tweet was then followed up with another lengthy response which included an apology.
“I understand my Eastern European upbringing and motivational speech did not resonate with many of you,” the 37-year-old stated, “As a kid and teenager, I had shoes thrown at me, I was whipped by my ballet teachers because they ‘believed in me.’
“I apologize if I seemed insensitive and caused more damage. I truly was trying to motivate in the way I know how. Which I failed and I apologize for. When people would do that to me it always helped but I see it did not help in this situation. And I am sorry for that.”
“It’s insane talking about being homeless and now starting to remember all the places I slept that I blocked out of my memory. We truly do block trauma out of our memories and brain. I can thank many ppl on Twitter from re-triggering my trauma of being homeless,” she added. [H/T Wrestling Inc]