Whether you want to call it people being too sensitive to pretty much everything these days or you want to call it poor judgment, Chris Jericho probably wants a do-over of a recent social media post. As a veteran of wrestling and social media, Jericho probably should have known better than to use the "assets" of his female guests to sell the idea of buying a ticket to his Rock 'n Wrestling cruise that he's been putting together for a number of months.
In an attempt to help sell tickets, Jericho posted a tweet on his feed that bragged the cruise tickets sold so far were to 35 percent females between the ages of 18-49. He then added "that's a lot of BIKINIS! Book your cabin NOW!"
The reality is, most these 35 percent women probably don't care that Jericho said anything, but that's not the point really. The idea that you might even offend one person by making sexist remarks of that nature probably should have led Jericho to avoid sending out such a tweet. As expected, there were followers that jumped on the tweet almost immediately and advised Jericho that deleting the comment was probably a wise course of action. It looks like he may have done so, but we were still able to get a screenshot of the post.
Some took things a step further and called Jericho out for making the remarks which Jericho didn't appreciate. Defending himself by saying he's not the kind of person who would use his female fans as bait, Jericho responded to Wrestling Sheet editor Ryan Satin by banning him from the cruise and accusing him of stirring up trouble for no good reason.
Doesn’t “offend me.” Just have a feeling the women who bought tickets didn’t do so because they wanted their bodies to be selling points. https://t.co/YsEThhqtAy— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) November 10, 2017
What’s “offensive” is you trying to stir up shit. My female fans have my complete respect & they know that. https://t.co/xbFmPPjKuz— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 11, 2017
There are going to be all sides and positions on this issue if it continues to escalate. Some will say people are overreacting to a harmless tweet. Others will suggest Jericho was in the wrong and should apologize. Either way, this cruise is getting some publicity. Not sure if this is the kind of publicity Jericho wanted but it's publicity nonetheless.