Randy Orton Changes Direction on BLM, Says He Is ‘Embarrassed’ It Took So Long

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WWE superstar Randy Orton had a change of heart on the Black Lives Matters movement back in late May when he took a different approach to social justice than the one he had taken back in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during anthems. It was that fall when Randy tweeted, “Americans are dying. Pigment of skin doesn’t matter. American people matter.”

Fast-forward to a few weeks ago when Orton tweeted that there had been a change of heart on his part and he’s even gone as far as telling CBS Sports he’s “embarrassed” it took him so long to have that change of heart. “All lives do matter, but like I said on Twitter, until black lives matter, all lives can’t matter. My only regret is that it took me a little bit and some soul searching to see that.”

Orton says he has a responsibility to use his platform to make a change.

Go look at Big E’s Twitter from a week ago, go look at Xavier Woods’ Twitter, go look at things Kofi said, that Mark Henry said, that Shelton said, that R-Truth said. If you read what they’re saying and try to put yourself in their shoes for even just a minute, you’re going to see right now that it’s not fair.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.