Lars Sullivan has admitted he was the one who made extremely offensive posts on a forum years ago and apologized for them via a short statement.
You won't need us to tell you that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can be pretty toxic places. Many people see them as an opportunity to say horrible and sometimes downright disgusting things without any repercussions. Things they wouldn't dream of saying to somebody's face.
Unfortunately, most of the time these posters do indeed get away with it. However, what many of them likely don't anticipate is becoming famous a few years down the line. By that point, they have probably forgotten they ever posted hurtful and offensive things at all. That certainly seems to be the case with a lot of celebrities right now. The wrestling world has claimed a few scalps too, the most recent being Lars Sullivan.
Extremely offensive posts containing racist, homophobic, and bigoted language were dug up last year with Sullivan allegedly the person who posted them. They were from years ago, prior to him signing with WWE. Those posts have resurfaced this week, and the evidence against Sullivan has been so damning that the WWE Superstar has admitted he was the one responsible for them.
Sullivan admitted his guilt via a statement issued to Wrestling Inc. The short statement reads "there is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended." Earlier this week, Big E was asked what people backstage thought of the comments. He wrote "he has to bear the albatross of being a bigot & working in a company that is now filled with minorities."
We are all for giving people a second chance, and also wholeheartedly believe that people can change. However, now that Sullivan is in the spotlight, he is going to have to prove that. As Big E points out too, there will be a litany of Superstars Sullivan is sharing a locker room with that will likely feel directly attacked by his previous comments. We're assuming WWE knew prior to this statement that Sullivan was indeed responsible for the posts, but we may never know how they decided to deal with it.