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Nikki Bella ‘sorry’ for mocking Chyna’s appearance in replayed video


“Total Bellas” star Nikki Bella has expressed her “sorrow and shame” for portraying wrestling legend Joanie “Chyna” Laurer looking like a “man” in the re-released video.

The 2021 WWE Hall of Fame nominee, who wrestled alongside her twin sister Brie Bella until 2019, has issued an apology for her 2013 appearance on “Fashion Police” in the clip. Published on Twitter, Nikki Bella mocked Laurer’s appearance. who wore a silver and black wrestling suit: “We don’t know if it’s a man or a woman.”

Host Joan Rivers, who died in 2014 at the age of 81, added at the time: “I totally agree… Her vagina has a penis.”

Laurer’s official Twitter account, run by the late wrestling legend. Calling the Bella Twins’ comments “disrespectful” on Monday, Lauer died on April 20, 2016 of an accidental drug overdose at age 46.

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Nikki Bella released a statement on Monday via the Bella Twins’ official Twitter account: “I would like to sincerely apologize for the comments I made 8 years ago on ‘Fashion Police’.”

“I am sorry and embarrassed that I am 29 years old for hurting China. and hurting her family and others,” the 37-year-old wrote. “I hope I can get it back. please learn from me It’s not worth hurting someone’s feelings for a meaningless laugh.”

Nikki Bella added: “Chyna will be remembered as an icon and pioneer in helping create opportunities for women in wrestling that exist today.”

Laure was nominated for the 2019 WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X.

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Laurer’s official Twitter account posted an apology for Nikki Bella, adding that the former wrestling star had also personally apologized.

“It’s sincere. Please stop attacking her. Her apology was also sent to her family,” the tweet read. “She grew up as a person, without any hatred or will. Please build and not demolish. Chyna believes in forgiveness.”

USA TODAY contacted Lauer and Nikki Bella’s estate for comment.

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