WWE SmackDown personality Kayla Braxton came under fire on social media this week when she called out Candace Cameron Bure, who has been in the news recently after declaring that her Great American Media company will not produce LGBT+ content and will instead focus on “traditional marriage.”
Bure, who is outspoken about her Christian faith, has received backlash from stars such as JoJo Siwa, who received support from Bure’s Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin. Kayla Braxton took to Twitter with a message that simply said “Oh, Candace Cameron” before receiving enough hateful comments that she’s since deactivated her account.
The WWE announcer then took to her Instagram stories, where she posted screenshots of many hateful comments that ranged from calling her a “joke” to using a homophobic slur. Some also took her to task for wanting queer representation in the first place, something that hits close to home as Braxton herself is part of the LGBT+ community.
WWE’s Kayla Braxton deactivated her Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/KeACm0TJKW
— Andrew Ravens (@Andrew_Ravens) November 16, 2022
WWE’s Kayla Braxton Came Out As Bisexual In March 2021
On March 4th, 2021, Braxton took to her then-active Twitter account to announce to the world that she was bisexual, comparing her sexual identity to her experience as someone who is also biracial.
“My whole life, I’ve had to choose. Are you black? Are you white? Which bubble do you fill in on the SATs? I always filled in “other” because nothing applied to me. Tonight, I choose to be over having to choose. Hello world. I’m Kayla. Oh. And yeah – I’m Bi.”
The 27-year-old signed with WWE in 2016, debuting in October in NXT as a host and ring announcer before appearing as a backstage interviewer at Backlash in 2017, followed by subsequent appearances at several pay-per-views – including SummerSlam. Braxton would quickly become a staple of the black and gold brands’ programming before becoming a ring announcer and backstage interviewer across all WWE programming, including RAW and SmackDown.
While Braxton left NXT in 2019, she now holds a permanent role on SmackDown and also serves as host of The Bump.