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Anti-Smoking Activist Calls R-Truth “Evil”

Posted by Brad Davis April 19, 2011 0 Comment

Anti-smoking activist Patrick Reynolds is not happy with WWE’s R-Truth after he smoked a cigarette on last night’s Raw. Reynolds, the Executive Director of TobaccoFree.org, wants Truth to publicly apologize for the stunt. Reynolds had the following to say to Truth…

“For him to smoke in front of [children] is irresponsible. At best, it’s thoughtless, and at worst, if he calculated appealing to kids by posing as a bad-boy outlaw, it’s evil. If he wants help in quitting, I’ll be happy to be his personal coach.”

WWE issued the following statement in response…

“The negative effect smoking has on one’s health and physical performance was a part of a storyline on last night’s Monday Night Raw. Negative depictions of tobacco use on television are not unusual and can be seen on other TV-PG shows.”

First, R-Truth spoils the results of RAW for fans on Twitter before it airs, now an anti-smoking group is calling him out. This is quite the heel turn.

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