Chyna’s official Twitter account called out Nikki Bella for old remarks as “disrespectful.”
Nikka Bella is apologizing for past comments she made about Joanie “Chyna” Laurer. The statement occurred on an episode of “Fashion Police” when The Bella Twins made an appearance in 2013. Chyna’s official account was not pleased as the clip resurfaced on feeds.
In the clip, Nikki holds up a photo of Chyna and says, “We don’t know if it’s a man or a woman,” before host Joan Rivers continues to pile on the wrestling legend by saying her “vagina has a penis.”
Yeah this is messed up…Poor Chyna. pic.twitter.com/7QP1oqpMnq
— Vin (@TheVindictive) June 27, 2021
A since-deleted tweet from Chyna’s official Twitter page — run by those who “want to honor her legacy” — read, “That video from the @BellaTwins is disrespectful. Chyna would of been hurt by this. But we will just show love. I just hope they are sorry. We will run this page and campaign with light not hate.”
After followers tried to defend the comments by saying it was “a comedy show” and claiming Nikki’s comments might have been “scripted for Joan to deliver the punch line,” Chyna’s account responded saying the remark was “disrespectful period.”
No itvwa disrespectful period!!
— Chyna (@ChynaJoanLaurer) June 27, 2021
On Monday morning, Nikki responded to the controversy by issuing an apology from the official Bella Twins handle.
“I want to sincerely apologize for a comment I made over 8 years ago on Fashion Police. I am sorry and embarrassed by my 29 year old self, who offended Chyna and, in turn, hurt her family and others,” wrote Nikki. “I wish I could take it back. Please learn from me, it’s not worth hurting someone’s feelings for a meaningless laugh.”
“Chyna will always be remembered as an icon and pioneer who helped create the opportunities for women in wrestling that exist today,” she added, before concluding her message by writing, “Thank you Chyna!”
Chyna passed away in 2016 following an accidental overdose at the age of 46.
The WWE enshrined her into their Hall Of Fame in 2019. She entered as a member of D-Generation X, which consisted of legendary stars such as Shawn “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and current Mcmahon family member HHH. HHH and Chyna were involved in a relationship until HHH left her for the boss’ daughter Stephanie Mcmahon.
Chyna’s fans are still hoping that the WWE will induct Chyna into the Hall Of Fame on her own merits as a solo performer.