Pro Wrestling (in particular WWE) and social stigmas are both extremely controversial social entities. Thus whenever these two have collided, the collusion has always ruffled a few feathers. The portrayal of social stigmas in WWE and other wrestling promotions has been a big bone of contention for decades.
As we all are aware of, social stigmas are extremely sensitive issues. Social stigma is defined in different ways by the thesaurus. Social stigma refers either to denounce a certain individual trait, or to label people with distinct identities based on their particular psychological, physical or behavioral peculiarities. Social stigma is also often related to one’s nationality, ethnicity or race.
This article intends to discuss this subject in a way that has rarely been attempted before. The article is divided in three dimensions. The first part talks about six social stigmas that have been reflected in the programming of WWE, and some other wrestling promotions.
It also looks at how it has impacted the business in real sense, such ...
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