It appears that the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has ruffled a few feathers with its new character Zeb Colter. Zeb Colter is a Tea Party inspired Vietnam veteran, terrified of the changing demographics of America, who manages wrestler Jack Swagger. The xenophobic manager often charges “real Americans” to get rid of “whoever wants to cross our borders” illegally and cites Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Alex Jones as fans. The caricature of Tea Partiers did not sit well with Glenn Beck, who had this to offer in response,
The WWE now has put a new character out that is demonizing the TEA Party,” says Beck. I’m sick and tired of being miscast. I am sick and tired of it. It is lazy at best. And I certainly am not going to give any more time or my money to any organization that is miscasting, is making it harder for me and my family to stand up for what I believe in. You’re mocking me for standing up for the Constitution of the United States of America? You’re mocking me for standing up for law and order? Equal justice under the law? Equal justice. I’ve been that my whole life.
Of course, the WWE’s never one to miss out on a golden opportunity, challenged the radio show host to appear on its taping of “Monday Night Raw.” Watch at mark 1:40 as Wayne breaks character to explain the concept of satire.
Nevertheless, Glenn Beck refused the offer by stating, “Unfortunately I am currently booked doing anything else.” On April 7th the WWE will host Wrestlemania 29 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. where Jack Swagger will square off against Alberto del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship.