“This heinous behavior does not reflect the values of WWE and we have zero tolerance for these unacceptable acts,” WWE said in a statement Tuesday. “We are working to ban those involved from future events and in accordance with our policies, any inappropriate action will result in the live stream being deleted. “
WWE launched a futuristic new set at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Dubbed “ThunderDome.” The setup is complete with rows and rows of thousands of virtual fans streaming live from their homes watching the show. The NBA has also added virtual fans to its shows during the pandemic, as it is not possible to have a live crowd.
Fans must register online at the WWE website to participate in the show virtually. The terms and conditions to be broadcast on the air include the non-diffusion of smoke of any kind; political statements; anything that is “offensive, discriminatory or unpleasant”; and violence. According to the online portal, violating these provisions could result in “deletion and additional penalties.” It is not known if there is additional fan control outside of online registration.
Along with the KKK video, there were other clear breaches of the terms and conditions including one fan who posted a video of a man having his throat slit and another fan who released a photo of the artist. disgraced WWE Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife and son before committing suicide in 2007.
A request for comment sent to USA Network was not immediately returned Tuesday.