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Nia Jax Facing Major Backlash For Controversial Comments

Nia Jax - Lina Fanene

Nia Jax has come in for huge criticism across social media regarding comments she made about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Since leaving WWE, Nia Jax has been no stranger to controversy, often causing a stir on social media with her views on the company and the COVID-19 vaccine.

In recent weeks, there has been a public outpouring across multiple platforms for the people of Ukraine as the conflict between the nation and Russia intensifies. However, Jax took the opportunity to call out people who didn’t oppose mask mandates but have been vocal in their support of Ukraine.

“All these mfs saying “I stand with Ukraine” couldn’t even stand for their own personal rights for 2 years because they were scared to breathe”

Jax shared the controversial comments on her Instagram Stories, but the posts were captured by multiple Twitter users. It was also noted by more than one account that Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch unfollowed Jax, real name Lina Fanene, following the comments.

The former WWE Superstar has been open about the fact that she has not taken the COVID-19 vaccination, while it has been reported that this played a part in her release from the company.

Nia Jax was already had already been in the spotlight in recent days after claiming that she receives phone calls from disgruntled WWE stars on a daily basis, telling her how miserable they are.

Following Jax’s comments, WWE producer Shane Helms responded on social media simply writing “I’m not,” while sharing the story.

Nia Jaxsigned with WWE in 2014 before making her in-ring debut with NXT the following year. After a year-long stint with the black and gold brand, Jax was drafted to Monday Night Raw, remaining a regular presence on WWE’s main roster until being released by the company in November 2021.