When on Twitch, Rusev discussed cyber-bullying and how some people are not able to handle the scrutiny or judgment. Rusev also discussed when he and his wife Lana had to deal with online trolls/bullies.
Rusev said, “I was thinking today about, you know, that young lady that passed away in Japan. Cyber-bullying, man, and that’s what I’m telling you. You know, social media is great. I love social media. Don’t get me wrong. But this has got to stop because nobody likes to be bullied. It doesn’t matter how famous you are or how unpopular you are. I can show you all my Tweets and all my Instagram for me or Lana. It’s so much hate.”
Rusev continued by talking about many people fail to realize that these guys are just playing characters and it does not reflect their views or opinions outside of the arena. “You got to understand, what we do is not real. We are playing characters. None of these guys are good guys or bad guys. This is all characters and a lot of people get so caught up in this. They actually take their frustration of storylines and go hit these people on social media and some people take a really, really bad. I can tell you that and it’s not good, man. This shit has got to stop because obviously it’s not a game. It’s not a game. This is life and death situation, obviously.”
Finally, Rusev calls for anyone who witnesses Cyber-bullying to speak out. “So if you all see somebody cyber-bullying, if anybody hears, you have to stand up to it. You can not do the same, you can not fall into this trap. There is absolutely no excuse for that. That’s why none of this shit will be tolerated on this channel. It’s not just about me. If somebody is negative toward somebody else, they have got to go because there is no place for drama or for stuff like this, which is really [a] serious thing. There is no place for it, absolutely. Not now, not ever.”
Transcript courtesy of Fightful.