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WWE fires exec over wife’s Alt-Right Twitter account

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Stamford-based WWE has fired Sal Siino, senior vice president of global content distribution and business development, after being alerted by a Huffington Post writer that Siino’s wife is the author of the controversial @AmyMek account on Twitter, which has gained notoriety for its anti-Muslim messaging and its enthusiastic espousal of Alt-Right politics and support of white nationalist figures.

Credit: Sal Siino’s Twitter portrait

According to the May 31 article “Trump’s Loudest Anti-Muslim Twitter Troll Is A Shady Vegan Married To An (Ousted) WWE Exec,” writer Luke O’Brien identified Amy Mekelburg as the source of @AmyMek, which first appeared on Twitter five years ago and has since amassed 229,000 followers reading her daily stream of extremist political commentary and links to Alt-Right online media. The article stated that Mekelberg does not have a full-time job and lives with her husband in Fishkill, New York.

However, O’Brien wrote that Mekelburg stated WWE was aware of Siino’s marriage to the woman behind @AmyMek and “had asked Siino to keep his connection to his wife quiet.” O’Brien twice contacted WWE directly to determine if the company was aware of the Siino-@AmyMek connection prior to Siino’s being hired in February 2017, and was initially told the company was unaware. But on his second contact, O’Brien wrote that an unnamed WWE spokesperson responded, “Now that it has come to our attention, Sal Siino is no longer an employee.”

O’Brien noted the irony of Mekelburg’s anti-Islamic tweets while Siino “was negotiating TV deals in the United Arab Emirates.” Although O’Brien stated that Siino was aware of his wife’s Twitter account, he did not offer evidence that Siino was involved in creating the @AmyMek Twitter messaging.

O’Brien also claimed that President Donald Trump “promoted” the @AmyTek account on Twitter. During the summer of 2015, Trump acknowledged two complimentary tweets by @AmyMek related to his nascent presidential campaign, but has made no online or real-life mention of Mekelburg’s Twitter account since then, nor has he actively promoted the account to his base.

While neither WWE nor Siino publicly commented on what transpired, Mekelburg responded on @AmyMek by accusing O’Brien of being a stalker and “viciously harassing me, my husband and my loved ones for having an opinion different than his, and supporting @realdonaldtrump.” She added that “O’Brien went so far as to contact my husband’s employer and had him fired because of MY OPINIONS and my fight for Jews to exist. My husband was wrongfully fired & discriminated against based on nothing he said, but the fact that his wife stood up against oppression, discrimination, honor killings, female genital mutilations, etc.”

While some fans of @AmyMek offered her sympathy and called for retribution against O’Brien, the writer used his Twitter channel to respond to his critics with a simple response: “Get stuffed, fascists.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. In the 50’s Liberals would be decrying “guilt by association”. Now, I guess, it’s quite OK to be fired simply because a spouse has a point of view contrary to WWE. I wonder how many couples have differing political opinions, and have to shut up to avoid unfounded accusations of complicity. Pretty sickening, if not frightening. Were the wife posting altLeft memos, how would you like to bet the husband would get a pass.

    • Well if you’re a bootleg anti-muslim anti-lgbt nazi.. well then you shouldn’t cry if you and your spouse are considered bad reputation for some companies and get fired… i hope worse things happen to them

      • lol “reputation”… how in the f does that wife speak for the company? You people have become corporate hacks

  2. Thanks Stephen for your voice of reason. Anyone with any objectivity can see that the “fascist” in this situation is O’Brien. BTW, shame on WWE for bending over for Marxist propagandists.

    • Stephen and Bruce: 2 perfect examples of white nationalist racist trolls who go online trying to defend Nazis.

      They don’t get that there’s freedom of speech, and then there’s the kind of views which people want to to have nothing to do with. WWE decided (wisely) they wanted to have nothing to do with.

      Sorry Stephen and Bruce (or should I call you sock accounts seeing as you are the same poster!?), You guys are losing and you know it! World is clamping down on the alt-right and believe me we’ll take to the streets if need be.

      Time for the alt-right is coming to an end. And when it does, alt-right will be accepted nowhere. Except for maybe in ISIS.

      Enjoy, sore losers!!!!! 🙂

    • This is unbelievable. Huff post gets mad people have difference of political opinion but no doubt supports liberal viewpoints and we all know that answer. What bothers me is WWE fires the person. Well that is wrong so WWE can take my Network subscription and shove it.

  3. You left out that he doxed her other family memebers and they have recived death threats along with fake reviews to their buisnesses.

  4. I thought with the whole lgbt thing we are supposed to not punish you for “who you love”? lol this is great, Liberals want a guy fired for what he DIDNT say, and they are sticking up for corporate hackery.

  5. This is bs, they fired him for what again? So this is a witching because of supposed political leanings? So all liberal groups anyone is involved with can also be fired? Good, I have a lot of reporting to do

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