Those wanting to spew a racist message while trying to evoke Stone Cold Steve Austin better think again, because he’s ready to open up a can of whoop-ass on those racist “sumbitches.”
The former WWE Superstar was trending Saturday night on Twitter as an old exchange between the wrestler and a fan went viral. The photo appeared to had previously been posted on Facebook sometime in May, but it’s unclear if it was May 2020 or a previous year. It was used by a fan to try and provide a defense for waving the Confederate Flag.
“For us it wasn’t a sign of hatred or hate or ignorance it’s a sign of Southern Pride …” the fan captioned a photo of an in-ring photo of Stone Cold from back in the day.
The fan probably wasn’t expecting the Texas Rattlesnake himself to answer the call, but he did in a glorious fashion that is still being talked about to this day.
“THAT’S NICE AND ALL BUT IF I RECALL IT DON’T MATTER WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU BECAUSE TO AFRICAN AMERICANS EVERYWHERE IT’S A SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION, HATRED AND INEQUALITY…” a strongly worded message from Stone Cold began.
“… SO YOUR LITTLE ‘HERITAGE NOT HATE’ STORY DON’T MEAN SHIT BECAUSE YOUR STUPID LITTLE ‘HERITAGE’ WAS BUILT ON THE BACKS OF SLAVES AND IDENTIFYING WITH THAT KINDA SORTA DEFINITELY MAKES YOU TRASH IN THE TEXAS RATTLESNAKE’S EYES. SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SPEW YOUR BULLSHIT BUT JUST KNOW THAT NONE OF US CARE YA DUMB RACIST SUMBITCH AND THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE.”
The glorious response from Austin was being recirculated and praised by fans who used it as an example of how a celebrity can use their platform to fight racism on the front lines.